Cambodia Ranks at Bottom for Rule of Law in East Asia: Report

Cambodia placed 15th out of 15 countries surveyed in the East Asia and Pacific region for adherence to rule of law, according to a report released on Wednesday by the World Justice Project, which also ranked the autocratic Southeast Asian state near the very bottom of its list of countries examined worldwide.

Examining constraints on government powers, absence of corruption, and the integrity of courts, among other factors, the WJP Rule of Law Index measures the rule-of-law performance of 128 countries around the world, the WJP said in its report.

“At 127th place out of 128 countries and jurisdictions worldwide, Cambodia remained in the same position [this year] for global rank,” WJP said, adding, “Cambodia’s score places it at 15 out of 15 countries in the East Asia and Pacific region.”

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