Peoples under Threat 2015
Peoples under Threat is Minority Rights Group's annual authoritative rankings table which highlights those countries around the world where the risk of mass killing is greatest.
Peoples under Threat is created by compiling data on the known antecedents to genocide or mass political killing. While the individual indicators describe the current situation – what is happening – the index as a whole seeks to predict what may happen.
As an early warning tool, Peoples under Threat has been widely used by UN officials and other human rights and conflict prevention practitioners. Almost all the significant episodes of civilian killing that occurred over the last year took place in countries which were near the top of, or major risers in, 2014's Peoples under Threat table.
The Thai authorities should immediately drop all charges against two journalists on trial for reporting on the human trafficking of Burma’s Rohingya people, Minority Rights Group International (MRG) said as court proceedings began on Tuesday.
The two journalists, Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian from the local Phuketwan news website, face up to seven years in prison for citing a Reuters report accusing the Thai navy of complicity in the trafficking of Rohingya. Read more...
MRG Documentary films
New MRG documentary - Slavery and discrimination: the emancipation of Mauritania's Haratine women
Even in 2015, there are still places in the world where people are born and die as slaves. Where belonging to a specific caste or class, condemns you to an existence that is almost impossible to imagine. In a series of interviews, Haratine women talk about the everyday realities of a life lived in slavery and the freedom that they have come to know since emancipation.
Watch the film (Arabic with French subtitles).
Find out more about MRG's work in Mauritania with Haratine women.