The United Kingdom (UK)—which includes the constituent countries of England, Scotland, and Wales along with the territory of Northern Ireland—is a stable democracy that regularly holds free elections and is home to a vibrant media sector. While the government enforces robust protections for political rights and civil liberties, recent years have seen concerns about increased government surveillance of residents, as well as rising Islamophobia and anti-immigrant sentiment.
Freedom in the World — United Kingdom Country Report
The United Kingdom is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.
Freedom on the Net— United Kingdom Country Report
The United Kingdom is rated Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.
News & Perspectives on the United Kingdom
Transnational Repression Threatens Freedom Worldwide
Urging Support for Statement on Reprisals at Session of UNGA Third Committee
October 11, 2021
Freedom House Urges Canada, U.K., to Join Global Magnitsky Sanctions Against Chinese Officials Violating the Rights of Uyghurs
August 18, 2020
To Navigate Brexit, Borrow from the U.S. Constitution
June 29, 2016