Rabat - Morocco slipped three places to 55th in the 2015 Rule of Law Index Global Ranking.
Rabat – Morocco slipped three places to 55th in the 2015 Rule of Law Index Global Ranking.
The World Justice Project (WJP) released the WJP Rule of Law Index 2015, an annual report which measures the rule of law as experienced by the general public in 102 countries worldwide.
Among the surveyed North Africa and Middle East countries, Morocco overall rule of law performance places it at 4th, ahead Lebanon (68th), Egypt (86th) and Iran (88th), the survey conducted by the World Justice Project (WJP) has shown.
The top overall performer in the WJP Rule of Law Index 2015 was Denmark, the bottom performer was Venezuela.
The WJP says its Rule of Law Index, which ranks 102 countries, is the most comprehensive of its kind and the only one to rely solely on primary data.
The index scores are based on a survey of over 100,000 households and 2,400 experts to measure how law is enforced in each country, with each nation scored on 47 indicators across eight categories.
Categories used to measure the countries’ performance were: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.
This year, the top three overall performers in the WJP Rule of Law Index 2015 are Denmark (1st), Norway (2nd), and Sweden (3rd).The bottom three are Zimbabwe (100), Afghanistan (101), and Venezuela (102).
The WJP said it hopes its annual publication will help identify strengths and weaknesses in each country under review and encourage policy choices that strengthen the rule of law.