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The World Justice Project (WJP) has just released the Rule of Law Index ® 2016, which is claimed as the world’s leading source for original data on the rule of law. The 2016 edition covers 113 countries and jurisdictions, relying on more than 100,000 household and expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations by the general public worldwide. In the 2016 index, Bangladesh is standing at 103rd position among 113 countries.

However, in the Rule of Law index of 2015, Bangladesh was placed at 93rd position among 102 countries.

Performance is measured using 44 indicators across eight primary rule of law factors, each of which is scored and ranked globally and against regional and income peers: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.


A detailed and factor based analysis can be found at the official website of World Justice Project (WJP).

The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. The rule of law provides the foundation for communities of opportunity and equity – communities that offer sustainable economic development, accountable government, and respect for fundamental rights. It was founded by William H. Neukom (former chief of the Legal department, Microsoft) in 2006 as a presidential initiative of the American Bar Association, and with the support of 21 partners; and now stands as an independent non-profit body.