Rule of Law

The Rule of Law Index

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The World Justice Project (WJP) is a multinational and multidisciplinary initiative to strengthen the Rule of Law for the development of communities (countries), of opportunities, and equity throughout the world. A key element of that initiative is the WJP’s Rule of Law Index. It is a quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a detailed and comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries around the world adhere the Rule of Law. By measuring performances on a periodic basis across a larger number of variables, the Index offers a road map that can aid governments, private sectors and civil society in identifying opportunities for targeted reforms. The index consists of 16 factors and 68 sub-factors, organized under a set of four principles, or bands (Source: The Rule of Law Index, World Justice Forum II, November 11-14, 2009, Vienna/Austria). www.worldjusticeproject.org.

Roland Leithenmayr, VfV