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The Republic of Maldives is a multiparty constitutional democracy. Observers consider the elections mostly free and fair despite a flawed pre-election process in the last elections, which was overseen by the former administration. Parliamentary elections were well administered and transparent according to local and international observers. The government took steps to investigate officials who committed human rights abuses. The government and judicial system were slow to investigate and prosecute cases of corruption.

The overall score indicates that there are substantial risks of potential human rights violations in this country. This may also include the tourism sector. Relevant risks for the tourism sector are, e.g.:
  • Significant restrictions on workers' freedom of association
  • Lack of investigation of and accountability for gender-based violence
  • Existence and use of laws criminalizing consensual same-sex sexual conduct between adults

For better comparability, we have converted the original scores of the indices to a uniform scale of 1-100 (1 most negative, 100 most positive).

In the following table you find these recalculated values and the original score in brackets behind them.

For information and a link to the original index click on "?" in the table.

The Overall Score is the geometric mean of all converted values for each country. It is subcategorized in five risk categories with colour gradations that can be seen in the map.

You can find more details on the methodology here.

74,7/100 (0,747)
60,4/100 (0,604)
40,0/100 (6,0)
62,5/100 (T2)
64,8/100 (0,648)
46,3/100 (64,5)
50,0/100 (50)
37,4/100 (37,4)
40,0/100 (40)
31,0/100 (31)