The Map of Freedom reflects the findings of Freedom in the World 2016, which rates the level of political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories during 2015. Based on these ratings, each country or territory is designated as Free, Partly Free, or Not Free.
A Free country has broad scope for open political competition and a climate of respect for civil liberties Partly Free countries have some restrictions on political rights and civil liberties. In a Not Free country, basic political rights and civil liberties are absent or systematically violated.
Mapping paths to asylum in the European Union