Serbia ranked 74 in World Justice Project's annual index
The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index for 2016 shows Serbia’s overall rule of law performance at 7 out of 13 Eastern Europe/Central Asia countries.Source: B92
In the new report, Serbia is 26 out of 37 among upper-middle income countries, and 74 out of 113 countries and jurisdictions worldwide.
The annual report "measures how the rule of law is experienced by the general public worldwide," the organization has announced.
The WJP said in a statement that its Rule of Law Index is "the world’s leading source for original data on the rule of law" with the 2016 edition "expanding coverage to 113 countries and jurisdictions (from 102 in 2015), relying on more than 100,000 household and expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations by the general public worldwide."
Performance is measured using 44 indicators across eight primary rule of law factors, each of which is scored and ranked globally and against regional and income peers: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.
The countries with best scores globally in this year's index are Denmark, Norway, and Finland, while Afghanistan, Cambodia, and Venezuela are bottom performers.
In Eastern Europe and Central Asia Georgia was the top performer, with Turkey at the bottom of the ranking.