Lankapage Logo Recent Top Stories
CP 14 YEARS
Go Home Home Serving the Sri Lankan community globally since 2000
go to LankaPage.com

Leading News from Sri Lanka::

* World Justice Project ranks Sri Lanka at the top in South Asian region
Fri, Mar 7, 2014, 02:06 am SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Mar 06, Colombo: Sri Lanka ranked at the top of the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2014 among its South Asian neighbors and ranked 48th globally out of 99 countries the index evaluated.

The World Justice Project Wednesday released its Rule of Law Index 2014 which measures how the rule of law is experienced by ordinary people around the world.

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 worldwide.

The Index assesses the adherence to the rule of law using 47 indicators organized around eight themes: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.

Among its South Asian neighbors, Sri Lanka ranked first in absence of corruption and criminal justice categories while ranked third in constraints on government powers and ranked second in other categories. Sri Lanka received an overall score of 0.52 out of one among the 99 countries surveyed.

According to the WJP report Sri Lanka outperforms its regional peers in most dimensions of the rule of law. The country also outpaces most lower-middle income countries in several areas, ranking second in delivering effective criminal justice, despite a recent deterioration in this area.

Ranking 39th globally and first in the region Sri Lanka has relatively effective control of corruption, the report said.

On the other hand violence and human rights violations related to the legacy of a protracted civil conflict remained problematic despite recent improvements, it said.

"Other areas of concern are delays and barriers to access civil justice, ineffective criminal investigations, due process, ineffective criminal investigations, due process violations and lack of accessibility of official information," the report further said.

The surveys in Sri Lanka were conducted in Colombo, Negombo, and Kandy.

In the South Asian region India ranked 66th, Bangladesh 92nd, Pakistan 96th, Nepal 57th and Afghanistan at 98th.

Globally Denmark ranked at the top of the Index followed by Norway, Sweden, Finland and Netherlands in that order in the top five of the Rule of Law Index.

ColomboPage - Recent 10 Stories
Sri Lanka consumer protection agency raids traders selling rice above MRP
-- [3 hours ago]
Minister urges to switch off street lamps early to save energy as hydropower generation possible only until April
-- [5 hours ago]
Government to pay compensation to victims of boat accident
-- [5 hours ago]
Indian Cultural Centre presents A Musical Evening -Hindi Film Songs from 60's, 70's and 80's
-- [6 hours ago]
Indian migrant laborer charged with the murder of Sri Lankan in Malaysia
-- [7 hours ago]
Sri Lankan Navy accused of chasing away 3000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from island waters
-- [7 hours ago]
Representatives of US Congress laud Sri Lanka's transformative process
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lanka nationwide inflation increases to 6.5 percent in January 2017
-- [8 hours ago]
Japan's Border Entry Inspection stricter for students from five countries including Sri Lanka
-- [8 hours ago]
Sri Lankan President to decide on private universities issue after considering best interests of the country

Copyright © 2000, 2014 by LankaPage.com (LLC) :
The news and other contents on ColomboPage are copyrighted property of LankaPage.com, LLC. Any unauthorized use of any information on ColomboPage may constitute a violation of copyright laws. You need written permission to reproduce, republish, post, transmit, broadcast or distribute, material from this site from LankaPage.com, LLC. However, news organizations or broadcasters in Sri Lanka may republish the news items in ColomboPage with proper acknowledgment to ColomboPage.