For the second consecutive year, the United Arab Emirates topped the Middle East and North Africa for the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index. The UAE has achieved 0.67 (min 0, max 1), while Denmark came first in the global ranking with 0.87.
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The UAE acquired the top position due to its record in the competitiveness indices and its adherence to the factors of order and security. In terms of which crime is effectively controlled, civil conflict is effectively limited, and violence is not used as a means to redress personal grievances, the UAE received a 0.91; in government corruption, 0.82; and in effective criminal justice, 0.77. The Index evaluates the criminal justice system’s effectiveness in reducing criminal behavior alongside law enforcement, regulating government authority, open government, civil justice, and fundamental rights.
Based on the answers drawn from household and expert respondents, UAE police officers respect due process and fundamental rights of suspects. According to the report, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea share the same vision with the UAE in this regard.
“These achievements are possible thanks to the accumulated expertise of our citizens, and the sound planning and commitment of Lt. General HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in keeping the police institution at the forefront of international institutions,” said Major General Dr. Nasser Lakhrebani Al Nuaimi, Secretary General of the Office of HH Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior.
The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent, non-profit, international multidisciplinary organization, which periodically releases the annual Rule of Law Index. The Index provides original, impartial data to measure how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations by ordinary people around the world.
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