Jordan drops two rankings on global Rule of Law Index

Kingdom scores second among Arab countries, 61st globally

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AMMAN — In the World Justice Project’s 2022 Rule of Law Index, Jordan ranked second among seven Arab countries and 61st out of 140 global countries — down two rankings from its performance as 59th in 2021.اضافة اعلان

The Jordan Strategy Forum issued a report on Tuesday titled “Where does Jordan stand on the 2022 Rule of Law Index?” aiming to explain Jordan’s position on the index and present recommendations for improving its performance, Ammon News reported.

Index factorsThe index uses eight factors to evaluate a country’s rule of law performance: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.

Jordan's best performance was with the factor of order and security, while its weakest performance was open government.

Regional focusThe forum indicated that although Jordan achieved a positive performance when compared with the Arab countries on the index, its performance has declined by 19 points since it was first evaluated in 2018.

Out of the seven Arab countries measured by the index, the UAE had the highest ranking, coming in 37th out of 140 global countries.

World rankingOn a global level, Denmark was the best performing country, while Venezuela came in last.

The rule of law index evaluates the performance of 140 countries with a score from 0 to 1 based on the results of a survey that includes 154,000 families and 3,600 practitioners and legal experts in the countries included in the index.

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