South Korea: Civil liberties index, 7 (weak) - 1 (strong): For that indicator, The Freedom House provides data for South Korea from 1972 to 2016. The average value for South Korea during that period was 3 points with a minumum of 2 points in 1993 and a maximum of 6 points in 1972. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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).