The Political Terror Scale
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Learn about the Political Terror Scale project, the team of researchers, and how we measure and code human rights violations.
Find the latest news and updates for The Political Terror Scale data collection project — as well as links to the latest publications by members of the PTS research team.
Explore and download the latest release of the data — covering human rights records from 1976 to 2014.
Browse our bibliography of scholarly publications studying human rights by means of the Political Terror Scale data.
We have released the latest set of scores for the Political Terror Scale. This most recent release contains Amnesty International, State Department, and Human Rights Watch scores covering events taking place in 2014.
We also for the first time released scores for the new Societal Violence Scale (SVS). Unlike the PTS, the SVS covers human rights violations perpetrated by non-state actors. To find out more, navigate here: Introducing the Societal Violence Scale (SVS) or here: The SVS Explained.
You can download the PTS and SVS data here: Download