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Kyrgyzstan takes 85th place in Rule of Law Index

Kyrgyzstan took the 85th place out of 126 in the Rule of Law Index 2019, published by the international independent organization The World Justice Project.

In the new ranking, the republic moved two lines up, gaining 0.48 points and taking the 10th place out of 13 in CIS region.

The Rule of Law Index was developed in 2010. It measures achievements of countries in the field of legal environment. The data are combined into eight benchmarks: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice and criminal justice.

Leaders of the ranking are Denmark, Norway and Finland. The worst situation is in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia and Venezuela.

Kazakhstan took the 65th place in the index, Russia — the 88th, Uzbekistan — the 94th, Belarus — the 66th. Georgia took the 1st place out of 13 in the CIS region and 41st — in the global ranking. Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are not represented in the ranking.