November 28, 2012 11:22 am
Sri Lanka ranks 47th among 97 countries in guaranteeing access to all civil justice, a latest report has said. Sri Lanka also outperforms its regional peers in all but two dimensions of the rule of law.
The ĎRule of Law Index 2012í report by World Justice Projectís provides country-by-country scores and rankings for eight areas of the rule of law.
Sri Lanka, the report said, outperforms its regional peers in all but two dimensions of the rule of law. The country also outpaces most lower-middle income countries in several areas, ranking second in criminal justice, and third in the dimensions of open government, effective regulatory enforcement, and absence of corruption.
On the other hand, violence and human rights violations related to the legacy of a protracted civil conflict are serious problems. Other areas of concern are vigilante justice, delays and barriers to access civil justice, and lack of accessibility of official information, the report added.