WASHINGTON, USA — The World Justice Project, headquartered in Washington, DC, has ranked St.Kitts-Nevis at number 1 in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States in relation to upholding the rule of law.
The World Justice Project released its annual report for 2019 on Thursday morning in Washington.
In the entire Latin American and Caribbean region, St.Kitts-Nevis is rated in 5th position, ahead of countries such as Brazil, Peru, Colombia, Mexico and Argentina. Only Barbados is ranked ahead in the Caribbean region.
Measuring the Rule of Law in 126 countries, St.Kitts-Nevis emerges at 30, Brazil at 58, Peru at 70, Colombia at 80 and Mexico at 90.
The five leading nations in the world are Denmark, Norway, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands.
The World Justice Project stated that its assessment of adherence to the rule of law in 126 countries 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.
In welcoming the report, St.Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris noted that St.Kitts-Nevis has maintained it’s high ranking in the Caribbean and top 30 ranking in the world .
“This Top Ranking at Number 1 in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States and number 30 of 126 countries in the world is a testament to my government’s continued pursuance of and commitment to good governance, accountability , the maintenance of law , order and security , the upholding of human, civil and political rights and democracy. This top 30 ranking also indicates that St.Kitts-Nevis remains one of the most attractive destinations in the world. Evidenced by our tremendous growth in Tourism over the last 4 years ,” said St.Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Dr. Hon. Timothy Harris
Prime Minister Harris Continued “This provides further affirmation that the rule of law and democracy are alive and well in St Kitts and Nevis. Our citizens and residents can be proud that St Kitts and Nevis is a global best performer on good governance. We are a leading country in the OECS and our Latin America and Caribbean region. The smallest country in the hemisphere can teach others how to govern well.”
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