ISLAMABAD: For the second consecutive year, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) took the top spot in 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, Khaleej Times reported. The UAE succeeded in acquiring the top position for prestigious record in the competitiveness indices, most importantly adherence to the order and security factor, by which crime is effectively controlled, civil conflict, is effectively limited and people do not resort to violence to redress personal grievances absence of governmental corruption and effective criminal justice. The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent, non-profit, international multidisciplinary organisation, which periodically releases the annual Rule of Law Index.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 13th, 2015.