Portugal scores “worst ever ranking in rule of law index”

Portugal has fallen to 28th place in the international ranking on the rule of law, one position below 2022 and the worst since records began in 2015, according to a report released by the World Justice Project organisation today. According to the document, which analyses eight parameters in a total of 142 countries, Portugal recorded an overall quotient of 0.68 (on a scale between 0 and 1), compared to 0.69 last year, and also fell in the regional hierarchy – which includes Europe and the United States – by falling to 21st place out of 31 countries, in the country’s lowest ever regional record, after coming 15th out of 24 States in the 2017/2018 biennium. In general terms, World Justice Project points out that the rule of law regressed in most countries from 2022 to 2023. Denmark leads the world ranking with a score of 0.90, ahead of Norway (0.89) and Finland (0.87), while at the other end of the spectrum are Venezuela (0.26), Cambodia (0.31) and Afghanistan (0.32).