Freedom and Rights in Cook Islands

An important aspect of responsible and ethical travel is an awareness of your destination country's record on political and economic freedoms, civil and political rights, and corruption and press censorship. Here we have amalgamated data from a range of indices produced by different worldwide organisations (see details below) to assess the status of Cook Islands across these measures. Please be aware this is just intended as a broad overview and snapshot and the rankings are dependent on the criteria used by the respective organisations.

Freedom in the WorldNo Data- -
Democracy IndexNo Data- -
Index of Economic FreedomNo Data- -
Press Freedom IndexNo Data- -
ILGA LGBT rightsNo rights-2 -
Corruption Perceptions IndexNo Data- -
Average- -

See our Cook Islands country page to plan your trip to the country.

ILGA LGBT rights

The ILGA Report on State-Sponsored Homophobia is a comprehensive outline of the legal status of same-sex sexual activity in countries across the world. In addition to core legal issues, it addresses issues around same-sex marriage and adoption, the prohibition of discrimination in employment and constitutionally and issues around hate crimes and incitement to hatred.

Year of Report: 2015     Scoring: -5 to 10 (-5=fewest rights, 10=most rights)

Results: -2 - No rights

Breakdown: Homosexuality illegal (-2)