Ethiopia Improves Positions on Rule of Law Index

Mar 14 , 2020


Ethiopia ranked 114th out of the 128 countries on the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index. In the survey that involved more than 130,000 households and 4,000 legal practitioners and experts around the world, Ethiopia improved six positions. The index measures rule of law performance across eight primary factors: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice and criminal justice. Ethiopia’s overall rule of law score decreased by 5.6pc in this year’s Index. Ethiopia’s score places it at 26 out of 31 countries in the Sub-Saharan African region and 16 out of 19 among low-income countries. Significant trends for Ethiopia included an improvement in the factors measuring constraints on government powers, open government, and fundamental rights, and a deterioration in the factor measuring order and security, according to the report. Denmark, Norway and Finland topped the index.


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