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Rule of Law Index: Mauritius ranks 2nd in sub-saharan Africa

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Rule of Law Index: Mauritius ranks 2nd in sub-saharan Africa

For the fifth year in a row, the rule of law has declined globally, according to the 2022 World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index®, just released.

The World Justice Project’s original data in 140 countries and jurisdictions shows that adherence to the rule of law fell in 61% of countries this year.

However, Mauritius is among the minority of countries to see its Rule of Law Index score increase this year.

Mauritius’s overall rule of law score increased by less than 1% in this year’s Index. It ranks 45th out of 140 countries worldwide.

Regionally, Mauritius ranks 2nd out of 34 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. The region’s top performer is Rwanda (ranked 42nd out of 140 globally), followed by Mauritius and Namibia. The three countries with the lowest scores in the region are Mauritania, Cameroon, and Congo (137th globally).

Rule of Law Index: Mauritius ranks 2nd in sub-saharan Africa
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In the last year, 20 out of 34 countries declined in Sub-Saharan Africa. Of those 20 countries, 15 had also declined in the previous year. Among upper-middle income countries, Mauritius ranks 5th out of 42.

Earlier this week, it was revealed that some 142 police officers are currently suspended over a wide range of alleged misconducts.

From 01 December 2019 to 30 June 2022, 1,685 complaints were levelled against police officers before the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

Source: World Justice Project

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