- The WJP Rule of Law Index 2021 ranks the countries based on scores ranging from 0 to 1, with 1 indicating the strongest adherence to the rule of law. It measures how the rule of law is experienced and perceived worldwide. Pakistan has ranked lowest at 130.
- Ranking was based on Eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.
Ranking of WJP Rule of Law Index 2021:
|Country/Jurisdiction||Overall Score||Global Rank|
Top 3 Countries
Bottom 3 Countries
|Congo, Dem. Rep.||0.35||137|
India’s ranking at Different Factors:
|Constraints on Government Powers||52|
|Absence of Corruption||95|
|Order and Security||121|
i.The 2021 edition of the WJP Rule of Law Index includes 11 new countries such as Cyprus, Haiti, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Paraguay, and Republic of the Congo, Slovak Republic, and Sudan.
ii.The Index also covers the entire European Union for the 1st time.
iii.Under the Rule of Law survey, 74.2 percent (accounting for 84.7 percent of the world’s population) surveyed countries experienced declines in rule of law performance, while only 25.8 percent improved.
About World Justice Project (WJP):
Establishment – 2006
Co-founder & CEO – William H. Neukom
Headquarter – Washington, D.C., United States