The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent, multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law worldwide. It started measuring countries’ performance since 2016. The World Justice Project (WJP) released the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index® on 31 January 2018. It measures rule of law adherence in 113 countries worldwide based on
more than 110,000 households and 3,000 expert surveys. Performance is measured using 44 indicators across eight factors –
- Constraints on Government Powers,
- Absence of Corruption,
- Open Government,
- Fundamental Rights,
- Order and Security,
- Regulatory Enforcement,
- Civil Justice,
- and Criminal Justice.
The top three overall performers in the 2017-2018 WJP Rule of Law Index were Denmark, Norway, and Finland.
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