St. Kitts and Nevis is ranked #2 in the Caribbean with regards to upholding the Rule of Law.
The World Justice Project latest report was released earlier this morning, (Thursday 28th February) in Washington with favourable ratings for Caribbean Countries.
In the Caribbean Region, Barbados is ranked is first followed by St Kitts and Nevis. Antigua and Barbuda is ranked third.
Among Latin American and Caribbean Countries, St. Kitts and Nevis is ranked 5th . They are ranked ahead of countries such as Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, and Argentina.
The Rule of Law was measured in 126 countries – St. Kitts and Nevis ranked 30th overall with a score of 0.65.
The five leading nations in the world are Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.
According to the World Justice Project Index, the assessment of adherence to the Rule of Law was based on eight factors.
These are identified as: constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, open government, fundamental rights, order and security, regulatory enforcement, civil justice, and criminal justice.