US, Russia, China Faulted For ‘Serious Deficiencies’ In Rule Of Law

Protesters clash with riot police on 7 November 2007 during Georgian demonstrations. Photo: Diaoha, Georgia Today

Protesters clash with riot police on 7 November 2007 during Georgian demonstrations. Photo: Diaoha, Georgia Today

How well has America upheld ‘justice for all’ this year? Via Solidarity Institute:

An annual survey of the rule of law around the world released Monday sees weak protections for fundamental rights in China, “serious deficiencies” in Russia, and problems with discrimination in the United States.

Sweden and Norway scored highest on the World Justice Project Rule of Law Index, which ranks countries on such key areas as whether the government is held accountable, there is access to justice, rights are protected and crime and corruption is prevented.

“Achieving the rule of law is a constant challenge and a work in progress in all countries,” said Hongsia Liu, the executive director of the project, which was funded by a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

He said the index was “not designed to shame or blame, but to provide useful reference points for countries in the same regions, with comparable legal cultures and similar income levels.”

[Continues at Solidarity Institute]

6 Comments on "US, Russia, China Faulted For ‘Serious Deficiencies’ In Rule Of Law"

  1. Anonymous | Jun 13, 2011 at 10:59 pm |

    I have no difficulty in recognizing the high acheivement of those Aryan countries.  But c’mon, Disinfo!  No more transparent propoganda portraying this as a great victory for their socialist approach to governance!

  2. Social_Parasite | Jun 13, 2011 at 6:59 pm |

    I have no difficulty in recognizing the high acheivement of those Aryan countries.  But c’mon, Disinfo!  No more transparent propoganda portraying this as a great victory for their socialist approach to governance!

  3. the top 3 hypercapitalist states have the top 3 human rights abuses!?

    cannot say i am surprised because i have long recognised how antithetical capitalism is to democracy (and human rights).

  4. Jin The Ninja | Jun 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm |

    the top 3 hypercapitalist states have the top 3 human rights abuses!?

    cannot say i am surprised because i have long recognised how antithetical capitalism is to democracy (and human rights).

  5. Anti_secret_squirrel | Jun 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm |

    You do not want to be in the US!! We are just as bad!!

  6. Anti_secret_squirrel | Jun 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm |

    You do not want to be in the US!! We are just as bad!!

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