Rated the level of government respect for a variety of internationally recognized human rights. The variables in the CIRI dataset can be grouped in three main categories. The first category contains four variables dealing with violations of physical integrity rights, such as torture and extrajudicial killing. The six variables in the second category deal with other civil rights, e.g. freedom of speech and freedom of assembly, and the right to political participation. Finally, three variables cover the political, economic and social rights of women.