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What is the fundamental rights index?

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The Fundamental Rights are the backbone of democratic societies. To ensure the success of democracy, it is imperative for governments to protect fundamental human rights. Some universally recognized rights which are considered fundamental are the right to self-determination, right to freedom of movement, right to freedom of thought, right to peaceful assembly and others. Some nations provide emphasis on fundamental rights of the people, while for other nations fundamental are not be that strong.

The World Justice Project regularly releases the Rule of the Law Index. The index measures how nations adhere to the rule of law. Some outcomes that are taken into consideration are how effectively is crime controlled and do people have access to courts. The Rule of Law Index is based on several indicators, and one of these is fundamental rights. Nations are ranked between 0 and 1. Countries with high scores have the strongest fundamental rights.

Here is a chronological list of countries according to their rank in terms of fundamental rights.

Country Factor Score Factor Rank
Finland 0.91 1
Denmark 0.9 2
Norway 0.88 3
Sweden 0.87 4
Germany 0.85 5
Netherlands 0.85 6
Austria 0.85 7
Belgium 0.83 8
Canada 0.82 9
Estonia 0.82 10
New Zealand 0.81 11
United Kingdom 0.81 12
Australia 0.81 13
Czech Republic 0.8 14
Portugal 0.79 15
Uruguay 0.78 16
Costa Rica 0.78 17
Barbados 0.77 18
Spain 0.77 19
Japan 0.76 20
St. Kitts & Nevis 0.75 21
Slovenia 0.74 22
Chile 0.73 23
France 0.72 24
Argentina 0.72 25
United States 0.72 26
Romania 0.72 27
Italy 0.71 28
Republic of Korea 0.71 29
St. Vincent & the Grenadines 0.7 30
Antigua & Barbuda 0.7 31
Singapore 0.7 32
St. Lucia 0.68 33
Ghana 0.68 34
Hong Kong SAR, China 0.67 35
Croatia 0.67 36
Dominica 0.67 37
Bahamas 0.66 38
Poland 0.66 39
Peru 0.65 40
Albania 0.63 41
Grenada 0.63 42
Greece 0.63 43
South Africa 0.63 44
Jamaica 0.63 45
Georgia 0.61 46
Bulgaria 0.6 47
Burkina Faso 0.6 48
Ukraine 0.59 49
Panama 0.59 50
Trinidad & Tobago 0.59 51
Bosnia & Herzegovina 0.59 52
Hungary 0.59 53
Dominican Republic 0.59 54
Senegal 0.59 55
Mongolia 0.59 56
Malawi 0.58 57
Botswana 0.57 58
Brazil 0.57 59
Tunisia 0.57 60
Serbia 0.56 61
Liberia 0.56 62
Colombia 0.56 63
Guyana 0.55 64
Guatemala 0.55 65
Macedonia, FYR 0.54 66
Moldova 0.54 67
El Salvador 0.53 68
Belize 0.53 69
Sri Lanka 0.53 70
Nepal 0.53 71
Mexico 0.52 72
Suriname 0.52 73
Sierra Leone 0.52 74
India 0.52 75
Jordan 0.51 76
Ecuador 0.51 77
Indonesia 0.51 78
Vietnam 0.5 79
Kyrgyzstan 0.5 80
Lebanon 0.49 81
Madagascar 0.48 82
Tanzania 0.48 83
United Arab Emirates 0.47 84
Nigeria 0.47 85
Nicaragua 0.47 86
Malaysia 0.47 87
Thailand 0.47 88
Belarus 0.47 89
Cote d’Ivoire 0.46 90
Kenya 0.46 91
Bolivia 0.46 92
Morocco 0.45 93
Kazakhstan 0.45 94
Russia 0.44 95
Zambia 0.43 96
Honduras 0.43 97
Cameroon 0.43 98
Philippines 0.42 99
Pakistan 0.4 100
Uganda 0.4 101
Afghanistan 0.39 102
Uzbekistan 0.38 103
Cambodia 0.38 104
Venezuela 0.36 105
Bangladesh 0.34 106
Turkey 0.32 107
China 0.31 108
Ethiopia 0.31 109
Myanmar 0.31 110
Iran 0.3 111
Egypt 0.3 112
Zimbabwe 0.29 113

 

 

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