The World Justice Project recently unveiled the Rule of Law Index, a new initiative that will examine and assess the rule of law in over 100 nations. While it is still in its prototype stages, the initiative could potentially be used as a tool to increase government accountability and renew commitments to the basic principles of law and human rights worldwide. The index does not rank countries on a scale, but instead offers profiles that measure a country’s performance based on a variety of indicators, including corruption, access to services, and respect for property rights.

William Neukom, a founder of the World Justice Project, describes the project as a way to constructively engage with rogue nations “in a relentless and long-term way.” The project is a step towards increasing robust legal protections and fair enforcement around the world. To read more on the Index, click here.