While 94% of the world’s population witnessed, in 2020, a decrease in their freedoms compared to the previous year, according to the annual Human Freedom Index (HFI 2022), which documents how the Corona virus pandemic was a catastrophe for human freedom according to the Cato and Fraser Institutes.

Jordan topped the Arab index for the year 2022 and ranked 108th in the world with 6.36 points, followed by Kuwait and Tunisia in 113th place, then Lebanon 121st in the world, and then the UAE is ranked 127 in the world, reports Al-Jarida daily.

The index provides a broad measure of human freedom, understood as the absence of coercive or coercive restrictions.

According to the report, human freedom deteriorated sharply in the aftermath of the pandemic, and most areas of freedom declined, including the noticeable decline in the rule of law, freedom of movement and expression, the formation of organizations and councils, and freedom of trade.

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