WJP Rule of Law Index 2016

October 27th, 2016 § 0 comments

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On 20 October 2016, the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index 2016 has officially been launched. The WJP Rule of Law Index is the world’s leading source for data on the rule of law, which measures how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations by the general public worldwide. Performance is measured across such primary rule of law factors as: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.

According to the latest data, when compared globally, countries in the Western Europe and North America continue to top the WJP Rule of Law Index, with Denmark remaining the highest-ranked country in rule of law followed by Norway. Romania was the biggest mover in the region’s rankings, rising 4 positions to 32nd out of 113 countries worldwide over 2015 rankings. Meanwhile, France and Hungary each lost 3 positions, to 21st and 49th respectively. Georgia, ranked 34th, followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Apart from Albania, Turkey, and Russia, most countries in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region remained largely unchanged since 2015. Albania dropped 9 positions to 72nd globally; Turkey fell 8 positions to 99th; and Russia moved down 6 positions to 92nd.

For the full report, please click here.

You can also access an interactive online platform for country-specific data by clicking here.

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