Turkey has been downgraded two places and ranked 101st among 113 countries in a justice index by a US advocacy group.
The World Justice Project (WJP) released its biyearly Rule of Law Index along with a 191-page report based on 110,000 households and 3,000 experts in 113 countries, on Wednesday.
“Turkey dropped two positions for overall rule of law performance (from 99 in the 2016 WJP Rule of Law Index) to 101 out of 113 countries in the 2017-2018 edition. Its score places it at 13 out of 13 countries in the Eastern Europe and Central Asia region and 35 out of 36 among upper middle income countries,” a country-specific written statement said.
Top three performers in the index are Denmark, Norway and Finland while the bottom three are Afghanistan, Cambodia and Venezuela. Denmark’s overall score is 0.89 while that of Venezuela is 0.29. Turkey scored 0.42 points.
The index ranks countries according to following rankings: Constraints on Government Powers; Absence of Corruption; Open Government; Fundamental Rights; Order & Security; Regulatory Enforcement; Civil Justice; and Criminal Justice.
The report implied that Turkey recorded a substantial deterioration only in the Order & Security index with relatively stabile positions in the others, over the last two years.