By FutureLaw Desk
The World Justice Project (WJP) released the Rule of Law Index ® 2017-2018, which is claimed as the world’s leading source for original data on the rule of law. The 2017-2018 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 latest index, Bangladesh is standing at the 102nd position among 113 countries. (See the full report on Bangladesh attached below)
In the previous report of 2016, Bangladesh stood at 103rd position among the 113 countries. However, in 2015, Bangladesh was placed at 93rd position among 102 countries in the Rule of Law Index.
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.
The top three overall performers in the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index, which was released on January 31, 2018, 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.
The top performer in the Index from the South Asian region is Nepal, which rose 5 positions to 58th place out of 113 countries worldwide, whereas Sri Lanka improved the most dramatically, moving up 9 positions to 59th place out of 113 indexed countries.
The complete 2017-2018 report—including country profiles, data visualizations, methodology, and download options is available Here.
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.
World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2017-2018 (Bangladesh country report)