The EU flag, with Lady Justice in the middle

One of the founding principles of the European Union is respect for the rule of law.  

And in practice, EU countries are often leading the way on rule of law performance around the world. In 2023, eight out of the top 10 countries in the World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index were in the European Union.  

But that doesn’t mean EU countries are without their own hot-button rule of law issues.  

How well do you know current rule of law issues in the European Union?


Later this year, WJP will publish a study on the rule of law in the European Union at the subnational level, covering 110 regions across the 27 member states.  

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