The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2014

Denkova, Jadranka (2014) The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2014. [Project]

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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. Where the rule of law is weak, medicines fail to reach health facilities, criminal violence goes unchecked, laws are applied unequally across societies, and foreign investments are held back. Effective rule of law helps reduce corruption, improve public health, enhance education, alleviate poverty, and protect people from injustices and dangers large and small. Strengthening the rule of law is a major goal of governments, donors, businesses, and civil society organizations around the world. To be effective, however, rule of law development requires clarity about the fundamental features of the rule of law, as well as an adequate basis for its evaluation and measurement. In response to this need, the World Justice Project has developed the WJP Rule of Law Index®, a quantitative measurement tool that offers a comprehensive picture of the rule of law in practice. The Index presents a portrait of the rule of law in each country through a set of 47 indicators organized around nine themes: constraints on government powers; absence of corruption; open government; fundamental rights; order and security; regulatory enforcement; civil justice; criminal justice; and informal justice. The WJP Rule of Law Index 2014 is the fourth report in an annual series. It builds on years of development, intensive consultation, and vetting with academics, practitioners, and community leaders from over 100 countries and 17 professional disciplines. The Index is the world’s most comprehensive data set of its kind and the only to rely solely on primary data, measuring a nation’s adherence to the rule of law from the perspective of how ordinary people experience it. This year’s country scores and rankings include the latest data collected and processed by the WJP, based on more than 100,000 household and expert surveys in 99 countries and jurisdictions.

Item Type: Project
Additional Information: Contribution expert
Subjects: Humanities > Other humanities
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Jadranka Denkova
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2015 12:41
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 12:41

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