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The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2017-2018

World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2017-2018

On 31 January, the World Justice Project (WJP) released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index which measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 expert surveys. Featuring primary data, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures countries’ rule of law performance across eight factors:

  • Constraints on Government Powers,
  • Absence of Corruption,
  • Open Government,
  • Fundamental Rights,
  • Order and Security,
  • Regulatory Enforcement,
  • Civil Justice,
  • and Criminal Justice.

Since the publication of the last WJP Rule of Law Index in October 2016, a majority of countries worldwide saw their scores decline in the areas of human rights, checks on government powers, and civil and criminal justice.

The World Justice Project is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. Effective rule of law reduces corruption, combats poverty and disease, and protects people from injustices large and small. It is the foundation for communities of equity, opportunity, and peace—underpinning development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights.

Eng. Martin Manuhwa, Chair of the WFEO Standing Technical Committee on Anti-Corruption, spoke on “New Approaches and Proven Strategies in Combatting Corruption” at the World Justice Forum, The Hague, Netherlands, 10-13 July 2017.


For more information:

  The WJP Interactive data webpage

  The WJP Rule of Law Index 2017–2018 webpage

  The WJP Rule of Law Index 2017–2018 report

  WFEO Committee on Anti Corruption (CAC) Website

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