Political Terror Scale
A yearly report measuring physical integrity rights violations worldwide. The PTS measures levels of political violence and terror that a country experiences in a particular year based on a 5-level “terror scale.” The data used in compiling this index comes from two different sources: the yearly country reports of Amnesty International and the U.S. State Department Country Reports on Human Rights Practices.

LEARN MORE: "The Political Terror Scale (PTS): A Re-introduction and a Comparison to CIRI"

If PTS is used in your published work please contact Mark Gibney. We would like to add this information to our bibliography page. Thank you.


The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights Two Volume Set
The SAGE Handbook of Human Rights, Two Volume Set
© 2014 by Anja Mihr and Mark Gibney
Litigating Transnational Human Rights Obligations
© 2014 edited by Mark Gibney and Wouter Vandenhole

Watching Human Rights
© 2013 by Mark Gibney
The Politics of Human Rights
© 2010 by Sabine C. Carey, Mark Gibney and Steven C. Poe


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