A new Rule of Law (ROL) Index issued June 13 by the World
Justice Project (WJP) reports that, among other key findings, the U.S. trails
behind Europe in terms of adherence to the rule of law.
The WJP ROL Index offers a comprehensive picture of the
extent to which countries adhere to the rule of law, not in theory, but in
practice. It measures how laws are implemented and enforced in practice and the
effect on people's lives.
While the U.S. report card shows a well-functioning
system of checks and balances, and good results in guaranteeing civil liberties
among its people, the country lags behind Western European nations in terms of
a variety of other aspects, most notably:
LexisNexis supports the WJP's Rule of Law Index and its
mission to advance the rule of law for the development of communities of
opportunity and equity worldwide.
release including further results is available in pdf format.
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