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Human rights and rule of law index, 0 (high) - 10 (low), 2022 - Country rankings:

The average for 2022 based on 47 countries was 6.5 index points.The highest value was in the Central African Republic: 9.4 index points and the lowest value was in Namibia: 2.3 index points. The indicator is available from 2007 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: index points; Source: Fund for Peace
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Countries Human rights and rule of law index, 2022 Global rank Available data
C.A. Republic 9.4 1 2007 - 2022
DR Congo 9.3 2 2007 - 2022
Sudan 9.1 3 2007 - 2022
Eritrea 9 4 2007 - 2022
Burundi 8.9 5 2007 - 2022
Somalia 8.8 6 2007 - 2022
Ethiopia 8.7 7 2007 - 2022
Nigeria 8.4 8 2007 - 2022
Chad 8.3 9 2007 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 8.1 10 2007 - 2022
Zimbabwe 8.1 11 2007 - 2022
Swaziland 7.9 12 2007 - 2022
Cameroon 7.6 13 2007 - 2022
Mozambique 7.5 14 2007 - 2022
R. of Congo 7.5 15 2007 - 2022
Gambia 7.3 16 2007 - 2022
Ivory Coast 7.2 17 2007 - 2022
Mali 7.2 18 2007 - 2022
Zambia 7.2 19 2007 - 2022
Uganda 7.1 20 2007 - 2022
Guinea 7 21 2007 - 2022
Liberia 7 22 2007 - 2022
Niger 7 23 2007 - 2022
Mauritania 6.6 24 2007 - 2022
Burkina Faso 6.5 25 2007 - 2022
Togo 6.5 26 2007 - 2022
Gabon 6.4 27 2007 - 2022
G.-Bissau 6.3 28 2007 - 2022
Kenya 6.2 29 2007 - 2022
Angola 6.1 30 2007 - 2022
Rwanda 6.1 31 2007 - 2022
Madagascar 5.9 32 2007 - 2022
Tanzania 5.9 33 2007 - 2022
Comoros 5.5 34 2007 - 2022
Sierra Leone 5.3 35 2007 - 2022
Benin 5.2 36 2007 - 2022
Malawi 5 37 2007 - 2022
Botswana 4.9 38 2007 - 2022
Lesotho 4.8 39 2007 - 2022
Senegal 4.5 40 2007 - 2022
South Africa 4.5 41 2007 - 2022
Seychelles 4.3 42 2007 - 2022
Ghana 4.1 43 2007 - 2022
Mauritius 3.5 44 2007 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 2.7 45 2007 - 2022
Cape Verde 2.6 46 2007 - 2022
Namibia 2.3 47 2007 - 2022

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Definition: The Human rights and rule of law indicator considers the relationship between the state and its population insofar as fundamental human rights are protected and freedoms are observed and respected. The higher the indicator's value, the less protected are the human rights and the rule of law in the country.
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