The Rule of Law Index
The WJP Rule of Law Index® is an innovative quantitative assessment tool designed by the World Justice Project offering a detailed and comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law in practice. It provides original data regarding a variety of dimensions of the rule of law, enabling the assessment of a nation’s adherence to the rule of law in practice, identify a nation’s strengths and weaknesses in comparison to similarly situated countries, and track changes over time.
Watch the Index 2012-2013 Launch
Watch an in-depth look at the 2012-2013 Rule of Law Index presented at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
Download the Index Report
The WJP Rule of Law Index® 2012-2013 report is the third in an annual series and includes a total of 97 countries.
Download the Index Dataset
The Rule of Law Index 2012-2013 dataset presents the factor and sub-factor scores for the 97 countries and jurisdictions incuded in the 2012-2013 administration of the Index.
Explore the Rankings
Countries are scored and ranked on each of the factors and sub-factors of the Rule of Law Index.
Read the Statistical Audit
An independent assessment of the Index conducted by the European Commission Joint Research Centre.