The most lawless countries in the world?

Published: October 27, 2016

Pakistan is the eight most lawless country in the world, according to the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2016.

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The index relies on more than 100,000 household and expert surveys to measure how the rule of law is experienced in practical, everyday situations by the general public worldwide.

Performance is measured using 44 indicators across eight primary rule of law factors, each of which is scored and ranked globally and against regional and income peers: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.

Pakistan ranks third on list of countries with worst reputation

According to the index, Denmark is the most lawful country in the world, followed by Norway and Finland. While Venezuela is the most lawless. Western Europe and North America accounted for eight of the top 10 most lawful places in the index.

The top ten most lawful countries in the world are:

1. Denmark

2. Norway

3. Finland

4. Sweden

5. Netherlands

6. Germany

7. Austria

8. New Zealand

9. Singapore

10. United Kingdom

Pakistan sixth most dangerous country for Christians

The top ten most lawless countries in the world are:

1. Venezuela

2. Cambodia

3. Afghanistan

4. Egypt

5. Cameroon

6. Zimbabwe

7. Ethiopia

8. Pakistan

9. Uganda

10. Bolivia

This article originally appeared on Indy100.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Tyggar
    Oct 27, 2016 - 11:32AM

    CPEC is coming, everything will be fineRecommend

  • سے Shaam (Hanafi)
    Oct 27, 2016 - 3:14PM

    common and buck-up Pakistan you can come up-to the number one spot of “lawless countries”, just try little bit harder…Recommend

  • Parvez
    Oct 27, 2016 - 3:58PM

    In Pakistan if this is looked at from the viewpoint of the poor man in the street, it would be correct…..if looked at from the viewpoint of the rich and powerful they would strongly disagree. Recommend

  • BrainBro
    Oct 27, 2016 - 9:26PM

    List is pretty accurate. For the poor man, there is no hope in this country. It is very lawless for him.Recommend

  • Citizen
    Oct 28, 2016 - 12:17PM

    Most unfortunate but true. This is a reflection of the nation. Can a lawless nation ever progress? We as a nation are not honest with ourselves how can we expect the world to be honest with us. We don’t even bother to stop on red traffic lights, drive the wrong side of the road, people are so scared (especially women) that they dare not venture out alone. There are so many people with arms, that it so scary. Nearly everyone has had a bad experience of robbery or worse. Still there is hope that people can improve, thru honesty and civic sense, discipline, empathy towards fellow citizens. Recommend

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