Country2007200820092010201120122013201420152016
Albania2.382.412.943.262.972.582.332.482.642.65
Algeria3.653.122.812.802.522.523.213.463.343.44
Angola2.952.422.432.442.11
Argentina2.172.212.412.562.582.272.382.292.442.82
Armenia2.312.282.262.622.802.802.952.922.963.16
Australia6.406.456.446.286.126.005.745.896.156.24
Austria6.066.116.085.775.545.195.105.175.165.37
Azerbaijan2.683.433.873.323.433.403.283.163.163.66
Bahrain4.094.604.965.045.315.074.514.414.745.09
Bangladesh2.563.173.483.393.222.842.442.232.382.91
Barbados5.835.805.705.745.925.735.515.275.064.86
Belgium5.375.745.365.205.275.235.435.675.825.73
Belize3.06
Benin3.803.673.633.253.082.902.743.103.453.36
Bhutan4.804.814.874.82
Bolivia2.442.222.062.313.023.143.103.292.561.57
Bosnia and Herzegovina3.142.642.082.573.073.513.873.372.862.91
Botswana5.255.345.345.205.365.515.304.874.844.66
Brazil3.143.813.593.523.743.753.873.553.383.77
Brunei4.364.674.714.775.065.044.714.394.06
Bulgaria2.752.912.902.962.942.882.602.332.693.02
Burkina Faso2.953.283.112.462.552.462.102.11
Burundi2.022.092.091.931.691.651.671.631.631.72
Cape Verde4.064.164.184.124.154.304.31
Cambodia2.412.632.812.873.083.252.772.272.492.78
Cameroon2.202.192.412.652.722.462.282.833.063.02
Canada6.016.276.216.246.336.306.156.156.206.13
Chad1.901.792.142.682.602.172.022.182.362.20
Chile4.254.504.715.365.475.325.295.215.034.83
China3.433.813.953.973.933.874.013.993.894.16
Colombia3.814.083.643.483.503.173.042.842.692.93
Congo (Kinshasa)2.20
Costa Rica5.085.225.325.284.884.674.825.045.085.18
Ivory Coast1.691.881.931.802.102.443.234.013.57
Croatia3.303.223.093.123.052.832.973.163.223.12
Cyprus5.175.405.425.495.294.774.474.464.734.66
Czech Republic4.104.184.013.973.703.683.793.874.284.43
Denmark6.446.526.506.406.556.026.166.516.286.17
Dominican Republic3.273.033.303.072.692.582.382.492.592.50
Ecuador2.041.991.981.992.302.453.162.632.111.92
Egypt4.864.953.883.914.774.143.464.014.554.55
El Salvador3.113.153.052.992.882.673.053.613.423.24
Estonia5.265.325.495.465.515.545.525.675.685.71
Ethiopia2.693.152.983.263.122.822.862.883.363.85
Finland6.436.636.486.336.416.496.596.576.596.74
France5.265.264.764.794.904.915.064.975.125.27
Gabon2.652.652.852.993.06
Gambia4.144.694.864.564.454.323.973.843.743.51
Georgia2.522.792.672.933.183.183.313.844.144.03
Germany6.536.546.416.376.336.246.035.885.785.58
Ghana3.773.763.794.074.054.414.364.284.59
Greece4.414.083.683.543.333.063.413.663.813.93
Guatemala3.293.273.002.722.652.863.032.992.983.34
Guinea2.622.242.032.03
Guyana2.792.963.253.383.263.193.503.423.31
Haiti1.741.822.042.142.65
Honduras3.023.242.983.123.603.762.972.833.342.92
Hong Kong5.946.026.036.156.086.046.296.326.326.32
Hungary4.414.344.124.043.923.703.864.043.613.14
Iceland6.055.945.845.915.835.745.565.515.725.71
India5.304.914.964.774.344.524.744.214.024.31
Indonesia2.973.573.833.803.603.573.663.864.034.07
Iran3.843.823.963.673.393.613.51
Ireland6.016.236.346.256.276.336.356.276.266.39
Israel6.035.726.036.216.185.865.775.775.756.11
Italy3.793.603.143.483.993.773.713.543.563.83
Jamaica4.224.514.654.454.434.414.434.544.754.88
Japan5.515.385.495.705.835.835.966.166.196.08
Jordan4.884.964.974.614.354.394.434.464.614.95
Kazakhstan2.853.083.102.862.743.183.393.443.773.94
Kenya2.983.012.742.582.943.413.974.134.074.04
South Korea5.134.774.083.993.763.683.543.513.843.89
Kuwait5.235.044.644.935.134.914.954.864.914.73
Kyrgyzstan2.052.352.322.061.911.942.192.522.883.29
Laos4.063.883.673.80
Latvia3.853.763.733.663.813.983.914.014.163.98
Lebanon2.732.492.392.312.062.703.04
Lesotho3.553.183.463.242.882.973.494.084.834.53
Liberia4.173.433.834.233.80
Libya3.934.203.943.123.283.433.203.04
Lithuania3.603.823.743.593.393.483.713.653.874.14
Luxembourg5.555.865.995.876.095.845.666.006.226.19
Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.)2.542.792.952.942.892.843.173.523.273.07
Madagascar3.002.972.802.502.262.212.142.172.552.54
Malawi5.094.924.654.344.143.984.004.084.14
Malaysia5.244.664.214.344.684.624.554.874.964.61
Mali3.733.753.562.852.732.792.633.073.763.68
Malta5.315.325.075.045.135.024.784.614.834.65
Mauritania3.443.122.922.382.612.822.422.332.042.84
Mauritius4.725.025.044.834.865.065.005.065.014.99
Mexico3.583.413.243.223.243.363.353.203.173.10
Moldova2.272.192.081.921.952.061.99
Mongolia2.522.482.542.592.602.752.872.913.153.19
Montenegro3.003.423.794.104.173.923.643.373.433.55
Morocco3.843.903.523.483.573.503.393.523.543.71
Mozambique2.783.092.962.932.702.442.562.482.612.95
Burma (Myanmar)2.842.602.62
Namibia5.145.525.675.464.874.554.714.674.815.18
Nepal3.683.233.303.213.183.283.303.333.714.13
Netherlands6.416.516.376.236.356.446.186.096.276.38
New Zealand6.496.636.746.766.736.696.686.756.686.68
Nicaragua1.581.772.182.091.802.222.642.251.681.68
Nigeria3.524.264.083.483.713.693.213.073.323.81
Norway6.096.096.176.226.286.246.256.346.506.57
Oman4.665.155.215.105.105.125.285.114.514.65
Pakistan3.513.223.113.553.934.104.063.823.563.57
Panama2.472.662.962.512.112.292.702.712.652.86
Paraguay1.551.451.571.701.781.861.711.651.952.15
Peru2.192.732.862.612.622.482.542.472.803.13
Philippines3.313.473.142.842.953.023.173.553.733.76
Poland3.543.724.144.334.334.254.094.114.193.75
Portugal5.685.214.704.293.933.874.184.494.644.70
Puerto Rico5.004.894.864.734.494.644.664.52
Qatar5.505.666.296.326.026.206.085.975.915.59
Romania3.093.293.453.473.112.692.833.463.963.92
Russia2.702.912.692.722.602.562.682.902.903.36
Rwanda5.085.215.315.044.885.215.49
Saudi Arabia4.394.985.005.205.585.305.295.215.285.31
Senegal2.522.632.743.092.752.623.073.523.763.65
Serbia2.813.002.822.532.432.442.562.562.612.79
Seychelles3.964.134.124.12
Sierra Leone2.833.062.812.662.71
Singapore5.605.915.795.645.645.695.685.675.545.58
Slovakia3.613.653.512.902.662.672.342.262.592.82
Slovenia4.494.184.454.253.783.763.573.353.503.73
South Africa5.455.254.964.704.975.295.485.445.445.82
Spain3.764.264.073.823.924.013.683.203.544.01
Sri Lanka3.964.244.524.654.304.103.933.644.254.39
Suriname4.354.134.013.85
Swaziland3.623.593.273.473.472.86
Sweden6.166.606.616.566.476.216.155.715.936.47
Switzerland6.306.516.376.396.406.286.086.076.286.48
Syria3.493.623.322.882.76
Tajikistan3.333.523.333.193.723.943.773.594.094.44
Tanzania4.043.883.713.513.613.543.233.203.423.89
Thailand4.724.434.204.324.204.013.803.804.084.02
Timor Leste2.793.023.293.743.333.233.393.31
Trinidad and Tobago3.793.584.264.674.444.414.574.604.284.20
Tunisia5.175.024.714.794.073.813.553.563.773.83
Turkey4.404.003.713.403.263.463.413.072.963.06
Uganda3.373.313.213.403.743.513.122.983.413.55
Ukraine2.522.562.252.002.082.512.222.022.282.26
United Arab Emirates4.985.205.054.895.085.395.475.615.615.71
United Kingdom6.045.796.026.296.206.196.236.206.216.30
United States5.065.475.344.974.944.905.045.105.155.27
Uruguay4.835.045.195.265.285.225.425.615.695.62
Venezuela1.191.381.451.691.651.271.111.121.131.11
Vietnam3.613.673.793.873.603.373.363.403.483.51
Yemen1.771.972.232.282.282.29
Zambia3.093.493.743.793.473.513.753.714.043.97
Zimbabwe1.822.042.042.262.642.732.722.502.692.92

This index represents the average score from 1-7 given by a large sample group in a particular country in response to the following question: “To what extent is the judiciary independent from influences of members of government, citizens, or firms?” (1 = heavily influenced, 7 = entirely independent).

Source: World Economic Forum