Tunisia down 4 ranks in Rule of Law Index (Report)
15/05/2019 16:38, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) - Tunisia has dropped 4 ranks in the 2019 Rule of Law Index while its ranking has improved in the corruption sub-index, according to the annual report of the Index.

This report was presented as part of the Annual Forum of the Global Justice Project, recently held in The Hague, capital of the Netherlands.

The same report reveals that Tunisia obtained the overall score of 0.53, recording a slight decrease compared to the previous year.

It has, however, dropped by 4 ranks to 61st, according to a statement issued on Wednesday by the High Administrative and Financial Control Committee.

The report provides an overview of the rule of law in 126 countries according to an index that is decomposed into 8 sub-indices.

Tunisia was ranked 42nd in the Constraints on Government Powers sub-index and 97th in the Order and Security sub-index.

On the other hand, Tunisia is ranked first in terms of open governance compared to North African and Middle Eastern countries. It also obtained a good ranking in the corruption index, ranking 2nd out of 30 lower middle-income countries.

The annual Forum of the Global Justice Project, which continued over 4 days, was organised with more than 700 participants including leaders, experts and professionals in areas related to the rule of law, such as access to justice, transparency and governance.

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