The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide.
WJP was founded by William H. Neukom in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association. Its offices are located in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.
The WJP Rule of Law Index measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide. The Index takes into account 44 indicators under the various heads as follows: Constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice and criminal justice.
India’s rank in 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index was 62nd out of 113 countries. India was ranked 66th in the 2016-2017 WJP Rule of Law Index.
The top three overall performers in the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index were Denmark (1), Norway (2), and Finland (3); the bottom three were Afghanistan (111), Cambodia (112), and Venezuela (113). The top three and bottom three performing countries have not changed since the 2016 Index.
Source: World Justice Project
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