The World Justice Project is a independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the Rule of Law around the world. It publishes a World Justice Ruleof Law Index. The 2016 edition covers 113 countries and jurisdictions relying on more than 110,000 household and expert surveys to measure performance against 44 indicators and 8 primary rule of law factors. The index is built from the assessments of 1,000 respondents per country and local experts.
Selected 2016 rankings are as follows:
- Denmark; Norway; Finland; and, Sweden as the four top countries.
- Germany (6th); United Kingdom (10th); Australia (11th); and, Canada (12th).
- Japan (15th); United States of America (18th).
- China (80th); Russian (92th);Turkey (99th).
- Pakistan (106th) Cambodia (112th).
- Venezuela (113th) ranks last.