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Maplecroft Human Rights Risk Atlas 2015 advises business that human rights deteriorating in repressive states

"Human Rights Risk Atlas 2015", 3 Dec 2014

Over 2014, the human rights situation has deteriorated most in Ukraine, Thailand and Turkey due to heavy-handed government responses to civil unrest and failures in rule of law, according to Maplecroft’s tenth annual Human Rights Risk Atlas (HRRA), which also reveals increasing polarisation between the world’s best and worst performing countries. Sharp deteriorations have also been recorded in Equatorial Guinea, CAR and Djibouti...Maplecroft analysis indicates that the increase in the countries at opposite ends of the risk spectrum reflects an increasing divergence in human rights protection globally. Government repression, especially violations committed by state security forces against opposition groups and protesters, are a key reason for the increase in ‘extreme risk’ countries, while robust governance, progressive reforms and active civil society have fostered improvements in ‘low risk’ countries...“This is the tenth Human Rights Risk Atlas and the rich content allows analysis of trends over the decade and enables companies to monitor the trajectories of the countries where they operate,” states Maplecroft CEO Professor Alyson Warhurst. “Not only are human rights due diligence and monitoring the right things for companies to do but they can help business to assess risk of complicity and a downturn in the stability of the business environment.”