Thursday, October 20, 2016

The Nordics Have The Best Rule Of Law In The World

Via Business Insider:

The Nordic countries have the best justice and integrity in the world. At least according to the World Justice Project's newly released Rule of Law Index 2016. Rule of law is a fundamental condition for liberal democracy.

More than 100.000 households and experts were surveyed to measure rule of law in 113 countries. The index is based on the primary factors of: constraint on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.

Denmark turns out to be the best rechtsstaat in the world, followed by Norway, Finland, and finally Sweden.

At the opposite end of the spectrum are Venzuela, Cambodja, Afghanistan, and Egypt.

Here are the top four performers in each of the index's main categories:

Constraints on Government Powers - Denmark, Norway, Finland, Netherlands

Absence of Corruption - Denmark, Singapore, Norway, Finland

Open Government - Norway, Denmark, Finland, Netherlands

Fundamental Rights - Norway, Finland, Denmark, Austria

Order and Security - Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Denmark

Regulatory Enforcement - Singapore, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden

Civil Justice - Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Singapore

Criminal Justice - Finland, Norway, Austria, Singapore

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