Fear of retaliation by authorities

Other Names:
Denial of right to petition rights
Government reprisals against citizens
Political reprisals
Threat of official reprisals

People may be reluctant to protest about injustice because they fear they will be registered as 'trouble makers' and subjected to harassment. This is particularly in cases involving police excesses or well-connected institutions.

Related Problems:
Harassment of public officials
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
04.10.2020 – 22:48 CEST