Kathmandu, February 5, 2018: According to 2017-2018 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index released by Washington-based World Justice Project on January 31, 2017, Nepal has raised five positions for overall rule of law. Out of 113 countries of the survey, Nepal has set a position of 58th beating the 63rd position of the 2016 Rule of Law Index. As mentioned by the report, Nepal has gained the first position among the South Asian countries and second out of the 12 low-income countries. The WJP Rule of law index in the world’s leading source for original data.
World Justice Project (WJP) had dignified this rule of law in 113 countries on the basis of eight factors: open government, fundamental rights, order and security, the absence of corruption, security, regulatory enforcement, criminal justice and civil justice. These basis have been set by the survey of more than 110,000 household and 3,000 professionals studies across the world.
Majority of the countries saw their scores weakening in the areas of human rights, civil justice, criminal justice and checks on government powers since the declaration of the last WJP Rule of Law Index in October 2016. Out of 113 countries, India ranked 63rd, Bangladesh 102nd, and Pakistan 105th. The top three general performers in the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index were Denmark, Finland, Norway, and the lowest position was acquired by Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Venezuela.
The WJP Rule of law index in the world’s leading source for original data. As said by William H Neukom, WJP founder and CEO, “Effective rule of law is a foundation for communities for equality, opportunity, and peace. The WJP Rule of Law Index is intended to be a first step in setting benchmarks, informing reforms, stimulating programmes, and deepening appreciation and understanding of the foundational importance of the rule of law.”