World Justice Project Index

Why in News?

The World Justice Project Index takes into account 44 indicators in 113 countries, and India’s rank in 2017-18 was a dismal 62.

 

FACTS FOR PRELIMS

World Justice Project

The WJP is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide.

The WJP’s works through three programs — Research and Scholarship, the WJP Rule of Law Index, and Engagement — WJP seeks to increase public awareness about the foundational importance of the rule of law, stimulate government reforms, and develop practical programs at the community level.

The WJP Rule of Law Index

It measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide based on more than 110,000 household and 3,000 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.

Highlights

i)India ranked 66th among 113 countries in the sixth World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index, better than its BRICS peers China (80) and Russia (92), but below Brazil (52) and South Africa (43).

ii)According to the report, Rule of law in a country affects business environments, public works, public participation and conflict resolution, the report said.

 

Source-The Hindu.