Year: 2020

The WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index 2019-2020 is the second edition of the only subnational index produced by the World Justice Project and one of the most complete measurements of institutional performance in the country. This tool uses the same conceptual framework and methodology that the WJP has used in over 120 countries, to measure adherence to the rule of law in each of Mexico's 32 states.

This research presents new data and indicators, which are organized into eight factors and 42 sub-factors:

  1. Constraints on Government Powers
  2. Absence of Corruption
  3. Open Government
  4. Fundamental Rights
  5. Order & Security
  6. Regulatory Enforcement
  7. Civil Justice
  8. Criminal Justice

The WJP Mexico States Rule of Law Index uses information obtained first-hand from citizens to capture the voices of thousands of people in urban and rural areas in Mexico. Specifically, the Index uses over 600 variables generated from answers to a General Population Poll (GPP) of 25,600 people, answers to Qualified Respondents' Questionnaires (QRQs) administered to over 2,600 attorneys and experts in criminal law, civil law, labor law, and public health; and information produced by other institutions (third-party sources).