Hong Kong unrest unlikely to improve for two years, analysts warn

Analysts and researchers at Verisk Maplecroft say civil unrest in Hong Kong and Chile is unlikely to improve over the next two years. These countries are amongst those to have seen the greatest increases in risk over the last year. A further 73 are projected to see an increase in civil unrest during the next six months.

Protesters are at highest risk of extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrest and torture in the 36 countries rated extreme risk in Maplecroft’s Security Forces and Human Rights Index, including China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Thailand -- all of which are forecast to experience an uptick in protests.

Some 47 countries saw a significant rise in protests over 2019, according to the firm’s quarterly Civil Unrest Index, which scores and ranks 198 jurisdictions on the level of risk they pose to business

See the next issue of CIR Magazine for more in-depth analysis of this report.

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