Thursday, March 16, 2017

World Justice Project -- Rule of Law Index

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.

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