Does Terror Threaten Human Rights? Evidence from Panel Data: evidence from panel data

Axel Dreher, Martin Gassebner, Lars-H. R. Siemers
The paper presents a political economy model linking terror and governments' respect for human rights. Using panel data for 111 countries over the period 1973-2002, we then empirically analyze whether and to what extent terror affects human rightsmeasured by three indices covering a wide variety of human rights aspects. According to our results, terror substantially diminishes governments' respect for basic human rights such as absence of extrajudicial killings, political imprisonment, and
more » ... re. To some extent, civil rights are also restricted as a consequence of terrorism, while we find no effect of terrorism on empowerment rights.
doi:10.3929/ethz-a-005381958 fatcat:nrwnvcvyvfeaxkkla4r4s4tcwm