Assessing Civil and Political Liberties Globally: A Discussion with the President of Freedom House

Freedom in the World, Freedom House’s flagship publication, is the standard-setting comparative assessment of global political rights and civil liberties.Published annually since 1972, the survey ratings and narrative reports on 195 countries and 15 related and disputed territories are used by policymakers, the media, international corporations, civic activists, and human rights defenders to monitor trends in democracy and track improvements and setbacks in freedom worldwide.

On 6 July, the Institute welcomed Mark P. Lagon, President of Freedom House for a lecture about the state of political and civil liberties globally. Read more


  • Mark P. Lagon
    President, Freedom House
  • Dr. Abiodun Williams
    President, The Hague Institute



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