Georgia ranks first among 14 nations in the region in the 2022 World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index, announced Georgian Parliament Speaker Shalva Papuashvili.
Papuashvili wrote on social media that Georgia is also ahead of 5 NATO member countries in this index.
“The World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index 2022 has been released (https://worldjusticeproject.org). Georgia ranks first among the 14 countries of the region and is ahead of all candidates for EU membership, 2 EU member countries and 5 NATO member countries.
“I would also remind you that Georgia is the first in the world in the Open Budget Survey (respectively, it is ahead of all EU member states), with a low level of corruption it is ahead of 9 EU member states and 11 NATO member states.
“Facts defeat perceptions and we have been convinced so many times of the scale of disinformation propaganda aimed at forming negative perceptions towards Georgia.
“It is significant that in June, before the decision of the European Council, when the question was raised in the Parliament session hall of whether Georgia, deserved to be a candidate for EU membership – only a few people from the opposition raised their hands as a sign of approval.
“This ranking of the World Justice Project is the result of several-level research: the organization conducts a survey of experts and population in countries, checks the research methodology in cooperation with the European Union Commission Research Center, checks the validity of the research results in comparison with other leading ratings (Freedom House’s World Freedom Index, Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, Economic Freedom Index, US Human Rights Report, Amnesty International report and other similar reports),” Papuashvili wrote.