World Justice Project

By | 29 November 2012

I hadn’t heard about the World Justice Project until recently, but it’s worth spreading the word. The World Justice Project aims to strengthen the Rule of Law ‘for the development of communities of opportunity and equity.’ It released its Rule of Law Index yesterday, which is available from the website. This comparative analysis of adherence to the rule of law is the product of 5 years’ work, interviewing some ordinary people as well as experts in 97 countries.

The WJP is a not for profit organisation and works with communities throughout the world on a range of legal related  issues. The Index measures 8 factors, eg absence of corruption, open government, justice and civil rights, for 97 countries, and provides a ranking and score for each country. The UK scores from 11th to 17th out of 97 in the ranking. It makes for interesting reading.

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