This map layer shows in which countries torture took place in 2017.
Based on the reports of the US State Department and Amnesty International, CIRI codes the occurrence of torture in three categories. The first category stands for ‘no torture‘ or no reported cases of torture. The second category consists of countries in which 1–49 cases of torture were reported or in which, according to the reports, torture happens occasionally. If more than 50 cases of torture were reported or if reports indicate frequent cases of torture, the country is put into the third category.
As torture is not officially documented or cannot officially be inflicted, data can only be used as guiding values; there are no established data to back this up.