The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index is the world's leading source for original rule of law data. WJP has released the Index annually since 2009, and this year's edition will expand to cover 140 countries and jurisdictions around the world.
The Index relies on first-hand accounts from more than 150,000 households and 3,600 in-country experts to measure how the rule of law is experienced and perceived in practical, everyday situations. It evaluates and ranks countries across key rule of law indicators, including checks on government powers, corruption, fundamental rights, open government, security, and the functioning of regulatory, criminal, and civil justice systems.
As a rigorous quantitative tool, the WJP Rule of Law Index provides citizens, governments, policymakers, donors, businesses, media, academics, and civil society organizations around the world with a uniquely comprehensive and comparative analysis of how well countries adhere to universal rule of law principles.