The effectiveness of projects sponsored by the FCO under the Human Rights, Democracy and Good Governance Programme has been measured using the following indicators of success for the various thematic priorities:
A measurable increase in the number of countries adopting specific laws criminalising torture;
An increase in the number of countries developing domestic mechanisms for inspecting detention centres;
The successful resolution of cases of specific concern in countries of particular concern;
A measurable reduction in the incidence of hate speech.
An increase in number of countries with responsibility for the penitentiary transferred to the Ministry of Justice;
An increase in number of countries with functioning, independent, professional judiciaries and legal professions.
An increase in the number of ratifications of ILO Convention 182 on the worst forms of child labour.
An increase in the implementation of international minority rights standards at the national level.