Lesotho: Civil liberties

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 Lesotho

Civil liberties index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong)

 Latest value 3
 Year 2020
 Measure points
 Data availability 1972 - 2020
 Average 4
 Min - Max 3 - 6
 Source The Freedom House
For that indicator, we provide data for Lesotho from 1972 to 2020. The average value for Lesotho during that period was 4 points with a minimum of 3 points in 1973 and a maximum of 6 points in 1987. The latest value from 2020 is 3 points. For comparison, the world average in 2020 based on 195 countries is 3 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Lesotho - Civil liberties - recent values

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Lesotho - Civil liberties - historical chart - 1972-2020




Definition: The Civil Liberties index from the Freedom House evaluate the following: freedom of expression and belief, associational and organizational rights, rule of law, and personal autonomy and individual rights. The rating ranges from 1 (strong liberties) to 7 (no liberties).


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 Rule of law -0.49 2022 points
 Government effectiveness -0.89 2022 points
 Control of corruption -0.36 2022 points
 Regulatory quality -0.62 2022 points
 Voice and accountability 0.05 2022 points
 Political stability -0.13 2022 points
 Corruption perceptions - Transparency International 37 2022 points
 Political rights 3 2020 points
 Civil liberties 3 2020 points
 Competitiveness 42.90 2019 points
 Cost of starting a business 6.10 2019 percent of per capita GNI
 Shadow economy 32.32 2015 percent
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