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Rule of Law Index | World Justice Project
After three years of intensive development, testing, and vetting--including interviewing 41,000 people and over 900 experts in 35 countries--the World Justice Project is ready to publicly release the first annual WJP Rule of Law IndexTM.

The Index provides detailed information and original data regarding a variety of dimensions of the rule of law, which enables stakeholders to assess a nation's adherence to the rule of law in practice, identify a nation's strengths and weaknesses in comparison to other countries, and track changes over time.


"Ce qui vient au monde pour ne rien troubler ne mérite ni égards ni patience." René Char
by Melanchthon on Thu Oct 14th, 2010 at 01:47:05 PM EST
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I'm glad you caught this, i also did but couldn't then post a comment.  It relates to what i wrote to Migs some nights ago about the US justice system.

All well and good for a rational person trained in physics and math to think that, but there's a better than even chance you're underestimating the prejudices and corruption inherent in the US "justice system."

Property rights may be more "sacred' in the US than anywhere else (pointing to exactly what's wrong with the civilization as a while), but me bets they're more sacred for financial engineers who own the government than for pigmented people who were sold a bill of goods.

the breakdown of the system of law, poignantly underscored by the supremes giving corporations the right to unlimited free spending for elections, has been going on for decades if not longer.  just worse now of course.

it will be one of the key factors in the breakdown of the US system (while a renewed judiciary is born bottom-up.)  Corporate finance not only owns the government, but the judicial system, with significant exceptions of course. (9th circuit is one.)  since they also own the fourth estate, where can the citizenry turn???

There could well be an entire diary series on this issue.  

"Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage." - Anaïs Nin

by Crazy Horse on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 05:08:30 AM EST
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Crazy Horse:
There could well be an entire diary series on this issue.  
And that would be a good thing...

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Oct 15th, 2010 at 05:14:34 AM EST
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