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Human Rights and Freedom in Liechtenstein

By Vexen Crabtree 2018


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#china #equality #freedom #human_rights #Liechtenstein #politics #russia #syria #tolerance

Liechtenstein
Principality of Liechtenstein

[Country Profile Page]
StatusIndependent State
CapitalVaduz
Land Area 160km21
LocationEurope
Population36 584 (2011)2
Life Expectancy80.16yrs (2017)3
GNI$75 065 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesLI, LIE, 4385
Internet Domain.li6
CurrencyFranc (CHF)7
Telephone+4238

Liechtenstein does relatively well in ensuring human rights and freedom, compared to many other countries. Liechtenstein comes in the top 20 in supporting press freedom9. It does better than average in its nominal commitment to Human Rights10, commentary from Human Rights Watch11 and in LGBT equality12. Human Rights Watch has declared that Liechtenstein "has worked incredibly hard, beyond all expectations given its size and resources, to establish routes to combat mass genocide at the United Nations in circumstances where investigations are being blocked by countries such as Russia and China"13.


1. Politics and Freedom

#human_rights #Liechtenstein #mass_media #politics

Human Rights Watch Comments (2017)11
Pos.Higher is better
Score11
1UK9
2France9
3Germany9
...
31Australia3
32Hungary3
33Gambia2
34Liechtenstein2
35Chile2
36Paraguay1
37Costa Rica1
38Norway1
World Avg-1.9
q=123.
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)10
Pos.Higher is better
Treaties10
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
37Slovakia20
38Honduras20
39S. Africa20
40Liechtenstein20
41Iceland20
42Romania20
43Bulgaria20
44Burkina Faso20
World Avg15.1
q=194.
Press Freedom (2013)9
Pos.Lower is better9
1Finland638
2Netherlands648
3Norway652
4Luxembourg668
5Andorra682
6Denmark708
7Liechtenstein735
8New Zealand838
9Iceland849
10Sweden923
11Estonia926
12Austria940
World Avg3249
q=178.

Liechtenstein has worked incredibly hard, beyond all expectations given its size and resources, to establish routes to combat mass genocide at the United Nations in circumstances where investigations are being blocked by countries such as Russia and China (i.e., blocking investigations into Syrian Government abuses). Liechtenstein rallied support and its evidence-gathering mechanism was passed 105 to 15 "possibly creating a special tribunal for Syria should Russia continue to block a path to justice at the ICC"13

2. Gender Equality

#Liechtenstein #politics #women

Year Women Can Vote14
Pos.Lower is better
Year14
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
175Micronesia1979
176Iraq1980
177Vanuatu1980
178Liechtenstein1984
179Djibouti1986
180Central African Rep.1986
181Namibia1989
182Samoa1990
World Avg1930
q=189.

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3. LGBT Equality and Tolerance

#equality #homosexuality #human_rights #intolerance #Liechtenstein #sexuality #tolerance

LGBT Equality (2017)12
Pos.Higher is better
Score12
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
67Chile25
68Ukraine25
69Mongolia25
70Liechtenstein25
71Macedonia25
72Cape Verde25
73Moldova25
74Turkey25
World Avg12.6
q=196.

Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) folk is rife across the world. Legal restrictions co-exist alongside social stigmatisation and physical violence15. LGBT tolerance and equal rights have been fought for country-by-country across the world, often against tightly entrenched cultural and religious opposition. Adult consensual sexual activity is a Human Right, protected by privacy laws16. Despite this, homosexual activity is outlawed in around 80 countries15. The Social & Moral LGBT Equality Index was created to compare countries and regions, granting points to each country for a variety of factors including how long gay sex has been criminalized and the extent of LGBT legal rights. Graded negative points are given for criminality of homosexuality, unequal ages of consent, legal punishments and for not signing international accords on LGBT tolerance. The signs in many developed countries are positive, and things are gradually improving. Europe is by far the least prejudiced region (Scandinavia in particular being exemplary). The Middle East and then Africa are the least morally developed, where cultural bias goes hand-in-hand with state intolerance, all too often including physical violence.

4. Liechtenstein Overall National and Social Development

#human_development #Liechtenstein

Social & Moral
Development Index
17
Pos.Higher is better
Points17
1Denmark84.0
2Sweden83.9
3Finland83.5
...
49Andorra60.0
50Monaco59.9
51Serbia59.7
52Liechtenstein59.6
53Argentina59.2
54Bhutan58.6
55S. Africa58.5
56Albania58.0
57Brazil58.0
World Avg53.8
q=198.

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life.

Current edition: 2018 Nov 11
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References: (What's this?)

Crabtree, Vexen
(2019) "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" (2019). Accessed 2019 Jan 13.

Donnelly, Jack
(2013) Universal Human Rights in Theory and Practice. 3rd edition. Published by Cornell University Press.

Human Rights Watch
(2018) World Report 2018. Covering the events of 2017.

United Nations
(2011) Human Development Report. Published by the UN Development Programme. This edition had the theme of Sustainability and Equity: A Better Future for All. Available on hdr.undp.org/... UN Development Program: About the Human Development Index.
(2017) Human Development Report. Published by the UN Development Programme. Data for 2015. Available on hdr.undp.org/.

Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2017). Table 1.^
  4. UN (2017). Gross National Income, per person. Table 1.^
  5. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  6. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  7. According to ISO4217.^
  8. According to ITU-T.^
  9. Reporters Without Borders Report "2013 World Press Freedom Index: Dashed hopes after spring" at fr.rsf.org/.../classement_2013_gb-bd.pdf accessed 2013 Feb.^^
  10. Max possible=24. Total amount of treaties ratified. Nominal Commitment to Human Rights report published by UCL School of Public Policy, London, UK, at ucl.ac.uk/spp/research/research-projects/nchr accessed 2011 Apr 30.^^
  11. Human Rights Watch (2018). Negative and positive comments have been added to create a score for each country covered in the report.^^
  12. Sources:^^
  13. Human Rights Watch (2018). p10-11.^^
  14. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life: 2.9. Women Stand for Election & Vote" by Vexen Crabtree (2019)^
  15. Donnelly (2013). Chapter 16 "Nondiscrimination for All: The Case of Sexual Minorities" p278.^
  16. Donnelly (2013). Chapter 16 "Nondiscrimination for All: The Case of Sexual Minorities" p289. According to a 1992 ruling of the Human Rights Committee, which declared that 'it is undisputed that adult consensual sexual activity in private is covered by the concept of privacy' when discussing Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. See Human Rights Committee, Communication 488/1992, paragraph 8.2.^
  17. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2019)^

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