WJP Rule of Law Index 2017–2018 Reveals Global Fall in Basic Justice

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Fundamental human rights are reported to have diminished in almost two-thirds of the 113 countries surveyed for the 2018 Rule of Law Index, published The World Justice Project, amid concerns over a worldwide surge in authoritarian nationalism and a retreat from international legal obligations. The WJP Rule of Law Index measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries and jurisdictions 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. Read more here.

Source: The Guardian | The World Justice Project

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