Rule of Law Index
- June 19, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
The Supreme Court on writ petition refused to direct government to set up expert panels to boost India’s prospects in the Rule of Law Index
- The Rule of Law Index is a quantitative assessment tool by the World Justice Project (WJP) designed to offer a detailed and comprehensive picture of the extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law in practice.
- India ranked 69th in 2020 in the Rule of Law Index
- Index relies on more than 130,000 household and 4,000 expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced and perceived by the general public worldwide. Index findings have been cited by heads of state, chief justices, business leaders, and public officials, including media coverage in more than 190 countries worldwide.
- It measures countries’ rule of law performance across nine factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, Criminal Justice and informal justice.