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Bulgaria ranked 44th in WJP Rule of Law Index


Bulgaria ranked 44th among 99 countries in the Rule of Law Index of the World Justice Project.

The WJP Rule of Law Index® measures how the rule of law is experienced in everyday life in 99 countries around the globe, based on over 100,000 household and 2,400 expert surveys wordlwide. 

Here are some abstracts of the huge report.

“Countries in Western Europe and North America tend to outperform most other countries in all dimensions. These countries are characterized by relatively low levels of corruption and crime, open and accountable governments, and effective and independent judicial systems. […]

Five countries in the region - Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Netherlands – are the top five overall rule of law performers in the world. 

The worst performer in the region is Bulgaria, ranking 44th among the 99 countries included in the index,” the report says.

Bulgaria is ranked in the 44th position, between countries such as Tunisia, Brazil, Senegal, Jamaica, Indonesia, Thailand, and others. 

Here is the brief paragraph about Bulgaria’s performance in the report:

“The country outperforms most upper-middle income countries in protecting the security of its citizens from crime and in respecting the freedoms of speech, religion, and assembly, although it still scores lower than its EU counterparts. The right to petition the government and citizens participation are also significant strengths. 

However, the country faces challenges in the dimensions of government accountability, corruption, and regulatory enforcement, where it ranks 58th, 64th, and 57th, respectively. The criminal justice system performs on par with those in other upper-middle income countries (ranking 56th globally and 15th among its peers), although deficiencies in police investigation and corruption are weaknesses that remain to be addressed,” the report says.


You can download the full report from here

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