The World Justice Project/Rule of Law Index 2012

Stojanovski, Strasko and Denkova, Jadranka (2012) The World Justice Project/Rule of Law Index 2012. [Project]


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The WJP Rule of Law Index is a quantitative assessment tool designed by the World Justice Project to offer a comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law, not in theory, but in practice. The WJP Rule of Law Index is derived from a set of principles that constitute a working definition of the rule of law. Adherence to these principles is measured by means of a large set of performance indicators that provide a comprehensive and multidimensional picture of the status of the rule of law in each country. Rather than looking at laws, actors, or institutional arrangements, the WJP Rule of Law Index assesses a by examining practical situations in which a rule of law deficit could affect the daily lives of ordinary people. For instance, the Index evaluates whether citizens can access public services without the need to bribe a government officer; whether a basic dispute among neighbors or companies can be resolved peacefully and cost-effectively by an independent adjudicator; and whether people can conduct their daily activities without fear of crime or police abuse. These are among the common situations that occur in the lives of people and that are directly influenced by the degree of rule of law in the society.

Item Type: Project
Additional Information: Contributing Experts
Subjects: Social Sciences > Law
Divisions: Faculty of Law
Depositing User: Strasko Stojanovski
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 11:56
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2012 11:56

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