SVG Ranks 7th In Latin America For Upholding The Rule Of Law

The World Justice Project, headquartered in the US Capital, Washington, has ranked St Vincent number 7 in the Caribbean and Latin America in relation to upholding the Rule of Law.

The World Justice Project released its annual report for 2019  in Washington.

In the entire Latin American and Caribbean region, is rated in 7th position, ahead of countries such as Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina.

Measuring the Rule of Law in 126 countries, St Vincent emerges at 35, ahead of the United States of America at 50, Brazil at 58, Peru at 70, Colombia at 80 and Mexico at 90.

The five leading nations in the world are Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden, and the Netherlands.

The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index measures how the rule of law is experienced and perceived by the general public in 126 countries and jurisdictions worldwide based on more than 120,000 household and 3,800 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.