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    Ethiopia ranked lowest on 2014 global & regional rule of law index

     
    Minilik Salsawi

    The World Justice Project (WJP) has published its fourth report - the 2014 Rule of Law Index.

    -Ethiopia is ranked 88th out of 99 states.

    -Ethiopia is ranked 17th of 18 Sub-Saharan states

    The World Justice Project (WJP) has published its fourth report – the 2014 Rule of Law
    Index. This year, WJP’s indices have paid attention to the state of rule of law in 99
    countries in all regions.

    The project’s founder and CEO
    William H. Neukom says,
    “The rule of law is the foundation for communities of opportunity and equity —it is the predicate for theeradication of poverty,violence, corruption, pandemics, and other threats to civil society.”

    WJP researchers claim that the project uses a workingdefinition of the rule of law,based on four universal principles. These are derivedfrom internationally accepted standards, the principles of
    which uphold:

    1. The government and its officials are agents as well as individuals and private entities are accountable under the law.

    2. The laws are clear, publicized, stable, and just; are applied evenly; and protect fundamental rights, including the security of persons and property.

    3. The process by which the laws are enacted, administered, and enforced is
    accessible, fair, and efficient

    4. Justice is delivered timely by competent, ethical, and independent representatives and neutrals who are of sufficient number and have adequate resources, and reflect the make-up of the
    communities they serve.”

    Viewed through the prism of these four, nine aggregate indicators (factors) (listed below) and 47 specific standards, Ethiopia’s performance has come out to be very bad, ranking globally 88th out of 99 states.
    ...

    Surely, for Ethiopians and their friends around the world this would not come as a surprise or news something since it is something they have known in their daily lives. Above all, there is no better witness than national and individual experiences.

    Similarly, among the 18 Sub- Saharan African states that are assessed in the current
    report, Ethiopia is ranked 17th of 18 Sub-Saharan states. While Botswana is graded top, Zimbabwe is placed at the bottom.

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