Year: 2018

The Rule of Law in Afghanistan represents the voices and experiences of more than 3,700 people in Afghanistan and their experiences with the rule of law in their country. View the report.

The Rule of Law in Afghanistan: Key Findings from the 2017 Extended General Population Pollpresents select findings from a nationally representative World Justice Project survey conducted in Afghanistan in August and September 2017.

The General Population Poll was conducted through face-to-face interviews in 3,773 urban and rural households distributed proportionally across all 34 provinces of Afghanistan. This poll was designed for the WJP Rule of Law Index® to measure the rule of law from the perspective of ordinary citizens, including their experiences and perceptions related to government accountability, bribery and corruption, crime, and access to justice.

Whereas the WJP’s flagship Rule of Law Index® offers aggregate rule of law scores, this report presents disaggregated question-level data as 10 thematic briefs to highlight different facets of the rule of law as it is experienced by the population in Afghanistan. These briefs touch upon issues of accountability, corruption, fundamental freedoms, crime victimization, criminal and civil justice, as well as the role of women in Afghan society. Together, these briefs offer an in-depth account of rule of law in Afghanistan and can be used to better understand the state of the country as it is manifested in the day-to-day lives of its citizens.