Rule of Law Index for 2020

In the latest Rule of Law Index for 2020, the World Justice Project ranks our country 58th in terms of adhering to the basic democratic values and principles of the rule of law. At the same time, the Rule of Law Index is considered to be a leading source of original and independent data on the rule of law in states around the world.

According to the 2020 Index, there is no improvement in the rule of law in the Republic of North Macedonia and it is concerning  that there is regress in certain factors, such as tackling corruption and openness of the Government. The situation has not improved in the other areas of the rule of law as well, such as: limitations on government power, enforcement of regulations, civil and criminal justice. The only slight improvement is in the area of fundamental human rights, while the area of public order and peace is consistently ranked the best.

Table 1. Rankings per factors per year

 

2015

 

2016

2017/18

2019

2020

Restraints on Gov. power

 

0.47

0.43

0.45

0.47

0.47

Absence of Corruption

 

0.52

0.5

0.47

0.47

0.44

Open Government

 

0.57

0.56

0.49

0.49

0.48

Fundamental Rights

 

0.57

0.74

0.54

0.57

0.59

Order and Security

 

0.76

0.74

0.78

0.79

0.79

Regulatory Enforcement

 

0.5

0.47

0.46

0.48

0.48

Civil Justice

 

0.57

0.56

0.56

0.57

0.55

Criminal Justice

 

0.44

0.51

0.47

0.47

0.45

The Rule of Law Index provides data on the rule of law in 128 countries around the world, by ranking or evaluating 8 relevant rule of law factors: limiting government power; absence of corruption; open government; fundamental rights; order and peace; implementation of the regulation; civil justice and criminal justice. The Rule of Law Index 2020 incorporates data from 130,000 households and 4,000 experts worldwide.

Summary data for Macedonia

More information on the following link https://worldjusticeproject.org/