Kazakhstan Ranked 65th in 2019 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index

Kazakhstan Ranked 65th in 2019 World Justice Project Rule of Law Index


Kazakhstan has been ranked 65th in the 2019 World Justice Project’s (WJP) Rule of Law Index, the highest position among other Central Asian countries.

The ranking proves that the country prioritizes modernization of its legal framework and adhering the legislature in accordance with international best practices.

Political expert, Gazizat Imakova said Kazakhstan implements a new legal development in terms of adversarial judicial system where advocates can protect the rights of their clients at an open court.

“We are advancing on the rankings in accordance with the stability indicators identified by the United Nations,” she said.

Imakova also said that another new legal development in Kazakhstan includes the limitation of the authorities of Government agencies as well as the separation of businesses from Government agencies and separation between the Government agencies.

“We can also see the protection of fundamental constitutional rights, including the right for social protection as the Government is focused on the social sector,” she added.

The WJP Rule of Law Index measures the rule of law performance of 113 countries across eight factors, which includes constraints on Government powers, absence of corruption, open Government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice and criminal justice.

Among other Central Asian countries that took part in the ranking includes Uzbekistan, which takes the 94th place and Kyrgyzstan at 85th place.

Tajikistan and Turkmenistan are not in the ranking list.

The top three overall performers in the 2019 WJP Rule of Law Index were Denmark, Norway and Finland while the bottom three performers are Democratic Republic of Congo, Cambodia and Venezuela. 

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