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                                                  INTRODUCTION

The site Freedom in the Territories ranks particular territories according to their political freedoms and their civil rights. "Particular territories" means: colonies, dependencies, overseas territories, commonwealths, territories in conflict between two countries or self-declared independents. Moreover, there are particular territories like regions, provinces or states which have a different situation of political freedoms or civil rights with respect to the country.

 

Last update 28/09/14:

  • Hong Kong (China) from 6-3 to 6-4: Massive arrests and repression are used against the protesters and democracy activists.

PF=Political Freedoms CR=Civil Rights

 


TERRITORY              PF  CR           STATUS        TYPE OF TERRITORY


UNITED STATES
 
Puerto Rico            1   2            FREE          American Organized and not Incorporated Territory
American Virgin Islands2   1            FREE          American Organized and not Incorporated Territory
Guam                   2   1            FREE          American Organized and not Incorporated Territory
Northern Marianas      2   1            FREE          Commonwealth
American Samoa         2   1            FREE          American not Incorporated and not Organized Territory

 
UNITED KINGDOM
 
Northern Ireland +     2   3            FREE          Country
Isle of Man            1   1            FREE          British Crown's Dependency
Jersey                 1   1            FREE          British Crown's Dependency
Guernsey               1   1            FREE          British Crown's Dependency
Sark Island +          3   2            FREE          Island part of Guernsey Dependency 
Gibraltar              2   1            FREE          British Overseas Territory
Anguilla               2   1            FREE          British Overseas Territory
Bermuda                2   1            FREE          British Overseas Territory
Cayman Islands         2   1            FREE          British Overseas Territory
British Virgin Islands 2   1            FREE          British Overseas Territory 
Montserrat             2   1            FREE          British Overseas Territory
Turks and Caicos +     2   2            FREE          British Overseas Territory
Falkland(Malvines)     1   1            FREE          British Overseas Territory
Pitcairn               2   2            FREE          British Overseas Territory
St.Helena,Ascension and Tristan da Cunha  2   1  FREE British Overseas Territory
 
 
FRANCE
 
Corsica                2   2            FREE          Region
Guadeloupe             2   2            FREE          Overseas Region
Martinique             2   2            FREE          Overseas Region
Saint Martin           2   1            FREE          Overseas Collectivity
Saint Barthelemy       2   1            FREE          Overseas Collectivity
French Guiana          2   2            FREE          Overseas Region
Mahore(Mayotte)        2   2            FREE          Overseas Region
Reunion Islands        2   2            FREE          Overseas Region
New Caledonia -        2   3            FREE          Overseas Collectivity
French Polynesia       2   1            FREE          Overseas Country
St.Pierre and Miquelon 2   2            FREE          Overseas Collectivity
Wallis and Futuna      3   3            PARTLY FREE   Overseas Collectivity
 
 
DENMARK

Greenland              1   1            FREE          Autonomous Country 
Faroe Islands          1   1            FREE          Autonomous Country
 
 
NETHERLANDS
 
Curaçao                1   1            FREE          Constituent Country
Sint Maarten           1   1            FREE          Constituent Country
Aruba                  1   1            FREE          Constituent Country
Bonaire                2   1            FREE          Special Municipality
Saba                   1   1            FREE          Special Municipality
Sint Eustatius         1   1            FREE          Special Municipality 
 

FINLAND
 
Aland Islands          1   1            FREE          Autonomous Province
 
 
NORWAY
 
Svalbard               1   1            FREE          Territory
 
 
SPAIN
 
Canary Islands         1   1            FREE          Autonomous Community
Ceuta                  1   2            FREE          Autonomous Community
Melilla                1   2            FREE          Autonomous Community
Basque Region +        2   2            FREE          Autonomous Community
Catalonia              2   1            FREE          Autonomous Community
Galicia                1   1            FREE          Autonomous Community


PORTUGAL
 
Azores                 1   1            FREE          Autonomous Region
Madeira                1   1            FREE          Autonomous Region
 

AUSTRALIA
 
Christmas Island       2   2            FREE          Australian Gov.'s Territory
Norfolk Island         2   1            FREE          Self-governing Territory of Australia
Cocos Islands(Keeling) 2   1            FREE          Australian Gov.'s Territory
 
 
NEW ZEALAND
 
Cook Islands           2   2            FREE          Free Associated Autonomous Territory  
Niue                   2   1            FREE          Free Associated Autonomous Territory
Tokelau                1   1            FREE          Island Territory
Chatham Islands        1   1            FREE          Autonomous District
 
 
ISRAEL
 
Gaza Strip             7   6            NOT FREE      Territory under the control of the Hamas guerrilla
West Bank              6   5            NOT FREE      Territory claimed by the Palestinian Authority
Golan Heights          4   5            PARTLY FREE   Territory claimed by Syria
 
 
GREECE
 
Mount Athos            3   2            FREE          Autonomous State


CYPRUS
 
Northern Cyprus        3   3            PARTLY FREE   Self Proclamed Independent Country


TURKEY

Turkish Kurdistan      4   5            PARTLY FREE   Separatist Territory
 
 
SERBIA
 
Vojvodina              2   3            PARTLY FREE   Autonomous Province
Kosovo +               5   4            PARTLY FREE   Self declared independent country
Mitrovica              6   5            NOT FREE      Province in Kosovo in conflict/separatist area


BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
 
Sprska Rebublic        5   4            PARTLY FREE   Entity
Croatian-Muslim Fed.   4   4            PARTLY FREE   Entity
Brcko                  6   5            NOT FREE      Entity with a transitional UN Administration


MOLDOVA

Transnistria +         5   6            NOT FREE      Self Proclamed Independent Republic
Gagauzia               3   4            PARTLY FREE   Autonomous Region


RUSSIA

Primoski               6   4            PARTLY FREE   Region
Gorno-Altay            6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Karelia                6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Khakassia              6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Komi                   6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Mordvinia              6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Udmurtia               6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Yakutia-Sakha          6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Buryatia               6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Chuvasia               6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Tuva                   6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Kalmykia               6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Mari El                6   6            NOT FREE      Republic
Bashkortostan          6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Tatarstan              6   6            NOT FREE      Republic
Northern Ossetia -     6   5            NOT FREE      Republic
Dagestan -             7   7            NOT FREE      Republic
Adygea -               6   6            NOT FREE      Republic
Kabardino-Balkaria -   6   6            NOT FREE      Republic
Karachay-Cherkessia    6   6            NOT FREE      Republic
Ingushetia -           6   7            NOT FREE      Republic
Chechnya               7   7            NOT FREE      Republic 
 

UKRAINE
 
Crimea -               6   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Republic occupied by Rusia
Donbas -               6   6            NOT FREE      Separatist Region


GEORGIA
 
Abkhazia               5   5            PARTLY FREE   Self proclamed independent country
South Ossetia          6   6            NOT FREE      Self proclamed independent country 
Adzharia               4   5            PARTLY FREE   Autonomous Republic
 

AZERBAIJAN
 
Nakhichevan            6   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Republic
Nagorno Karabakh +     5   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region occupied by Armenia
 
 
TAJIKISTAN
 
Gorno Badakhsan -      6   7            NOT FREE      Autonomous Province
 
 
UZBEKISTAN
 
Karakalpakstan         7   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Republic
Sokh District          7   7            NOT FREE      Enclave within Kyrgyzstan
 
 
IRAQ
 
Kurdistan -            5   4            PARTLY FREE   Autonomous Region
Islamic State -        7   7            NOT FREE      Self proclamed independent country
 
 
INDIA
 
Jammu and Kashmir      5   5            PARTLY FREE   State       
Assam                  4   6            PARTLY FREE   State
Gujarat                4   5            PARTLY FREE   State
Manipur                4   5            PARTLY FREE   State
Nagaland               4   4            PARTLY FREE   State
Bihar                  3   5            PARTLY FREE   State
Jharkhand              3   5            PARTLY FREE   State
Tripura                3   5            PARTLY FREE   State
Chhattisgarh           3   5            PARTLY FREE   State
Andhra Pradesh         3   5            PARTLY FREE   State
Orissa                 3   5            PARTLY FREE   State
Maharashtra            3   4            PARTLY FREE   State
West Bengal            3   4            PARTLY FREE   State
Punjab                 3   4            PARTLY FREE   State
Meghalaya              3   4            PARTLY FREE   State
Arunachal Pradesh      3   4            PARTLY FREE   State

 
PAKISTAN
 
Tribal Areas           7   7            NOT FREE      Special autonomous Territory
Balochistan            6   7            NOT FREE      Autonomous Province
North West Frontier    6   7            NOT FREE      Autonomous Province
Kashmir                6   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region       


SRI LANKA

Tamil Regions +        5   6            NOT FREE      Territory with autonomous claims


CHINA
 
Guangxi Zhuang         7   5            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region
Nei Monggol            7   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region
Ningxia Hui            7   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region
Xinjiang Uygur         7   7            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region
Xizang(Tibet)          7   7            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region
Hong Kong -            6   4            PARTLY FREE   Special Administrative Region
Macau                  6   4            PARTLY FREE   Special Administrative Region


MYANMAR

Kayin State +          6   6            NOT FREE      State
Mon State +            6   6            NOT FREE      State
Kachin State +         6   6            NOT FREE      State
Chin State +           6   6            NOT FREE      State
Shan State             7   6            NOT FREE      State
Rakhine State          7   7            NOT FREE      State


LAOS
 
Xaisomboun             7   7            NOT FREE      Territory under guerrilla activity
 
 
THAILAND

South.Muslim Provinces-7   7            NOT FREE      Separatist Provinces
 

MALAYSIA
 
Kelantan               4   5            PARTLY FREE   State
 

INDONESIA
 
Riau                   3   4            PARTLY FREE   Province
East Kalimantan        3   4            PARTLY FREE   Province
West Timor             3   4            PARTLY FREE   Province
Ambon                  3   4            PARTLY FREE   Separatist Province
Sulawesi               3   5            PARTLY FREE   Province
Aceh                   4   5            PARTLY FREE   Special Autonomous Territory
West Papua(Irian Jaya)-5   6            NOT FREE      Separatist Province
 
 
PHILIPPINES
 
Mindanao +             4   5            PARTLY FREE   Autonomous Region
 
 
PAPUA NEW GUINEA
 
Bougainville           3   4            PARTLY FREE   Autonomous Region

 
FIJI
 
Rotuma Island +        6   5            NOT FREE      Dependency

 
MOROCCO
 
Western Sahara         7   6            NOT FREE      Separatist Territory
 
 
SENEGAL
 
Casamance              3   5            PARTLY FREE   Separatist Territory


MALI
 
Northern Mali          4   6            PARTLY FREE      Separatist Territory
 
 
GHANA
 
Upper West             2   4            PARTLY FREE   Region


NIGERIA
 
Plateau & Nort.States -5   6            NOT FREE      States
Niger Delta            5   6            NOT FREE      State
Bayelsa                6   5            NOT FREE      State
Ekiti                  5   6            NOT FREE      State
Anambra                5   5            PARTLY FREE   State

 
CONGO KINSHASA

Ituri                  6   7            NOT FREE      Province in civil war
North Kivu             7   7            NOT FREE      Province in civil war

 
ANGOLA
 
Cabinda                6   5            NOT FREE      Separatist Province
 

NAMIBIA
 
Caprivi                5   5            PARTLY FREE   Province 
 

SOMALIA

Somaliland             3   5            PARTLY FREE   Self Proclamed Independent Country
Puntland -             5   5            PARTLY FREE   Autonomous Region
Jubaland +             6   6            NOT FREE      Self Declared Autonomous Region
Maakhir                6   6            NOT FREE      Self Declared Autonomous Region
Galmudug               6   6            NOT FREE      Self Declared Autonomous Region


SUDAN
 
Abyei                  6   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region Disputed between South Sudan and the Central Government
Nuba Mountains         6   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region Disputed between South Sudan and the Central Government
Blue Nile              6   6            NOT FREE      Autonomous Region Disputed between South Sudan and the Central Government
Southern Kordofan -    6   6            NOT FREE      Zone in a conflict area
East Sudan -           6   6            NOT FREE      Zone in a conflict area
Darfur                 7   7            NOT FREE      Zone in a conflict area
 
 
ETHIOPIA
 
Gambela                6   6            NOT FREE      Region
 
 
TANZANIA
 
Zanzibar               5   4            PARTLY FREE   Semi-Autonomous part of Tanzania
Pemba                  5   4            PARTLY FREE   Island part of Zanzibar Archipelago


MAURITIUS
 
Rodrigues Island       3   3            PARTY FREE    Dependency


CHILE
 
Easter Island          3   3            PARTLY FREE   Special Territory