SVG RANKS 37 OUT OF 113 COUNTRIES ON THE RULE OF LAW

The World Justice Project (WJP) today released the WJP Rule of Law Index 2016, the annual report measuring how the rule of law is experienced by the general public worldwide.

According to the Index, St. Vincent and the Grenadines’ overall rule of law performance places it at 9 out of 30 countries in the Latin America & Caribbean region, 6 out of 37 among upper-middle income countries, and 37 out of 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide.

The WJP Rule of Law Index is the world’s leading source for original data on the rule of law. The 2016 edition expands coverage to 113 countries and jurisdictions (from 102 in 2015), 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.

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.

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By Ernesto Cooke

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