The World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index® 2020 is the latest report in an annual series measuring the rule of law based on the experiences and perceptions of the general public and in-country legal practitioners and experts worldwide.
The report ranks Uganda at number 117 globally out of 128 countries, making it the worst-performing country in the East African region with Rwanda ranked the best, followed by Tanzania at 93 and Kenya at 102 respectively.
The annual report released in Washington has its rankings based on eight factors including constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.
The country scores and rankings for the WJP Rule of Law Index 2020
are derived from more than 130,000 household surveys and 4,000 expert
surveys in 128 countries and jurisdictions.