Argument

The Human Rights Hit Lists

What countries get reported on the most.

Amnesty International News Releases: Top 10 Targets, 1991-2000

Ranked by number of press releases (N=2,974)*

         

Rank

Country

No. Releases

% Total

 
         

1

United States

133

4.47

 

2

Israel

117

3.93

 

2

Indonesia

117

3.93

 

3

Turkey

111

3.73

 

4

China

106

3.56

 

5

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

104

3.50

 

6

United Kingdom

95

3.19

 

7

India

80

2.69

 

8

Russia

75

2.52

 

9

Rwanda

64

2.15

 

10

Burundi

58

1.95

 
 

*Source: Compiled from Amnesty International Cumulative Guide, 1962-2000

 

 

Human Rights Watch Reports: Top 10 Targets, 1991-2000

Ranked by number of reports (N= 663 )*

           

Rank

Country

No. Reports

% Total

   
           

1

USA

51

7.69

   

2

Turkey

36

5.43

   

3

Indonesia & E. Timor

35

5.28

   

4

China

29

4.37

   

5

USSR & Russia

22

3.32

   

6

India

21

3.17

   

7

Federal Republic of Yugoslavia

19

2.87

   

8

Sudan

18

2.71

   

9

Israel & O.T.

16

2.41

   

10

Myanmar

14

2.11

   
           

* Source: Compiled from the Human Rights Watch publications catalogue, 1980-2000.

Other short reports not included.

       

 

James Ron is the Harold E. Stassen chair of public affairs and political science at the University of Minnesota. He is the co-author most recently of Taking Root: Human Rights and Public Opinion in the Global South.

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