2007 Ranking
    1. Germany 6.53
    2. New Zealand 6.49
    3. Denmark 6.44
    4. Finland 6.43
    5. Netherlands 6.41
    6. Australia 6.40
    7. Switzerland 6.30
    8. Sweden 6.16
    9. Norway 6.09
    10. Austria 6.06
    11. Iceland 6.05
    12. United Kingdom 6.04
    13. Israel 6.03
    14. Canada 6.01
    15. Ireland 6.01
    16. Hong Kong 5.94
    17. Barbados 5.83
    18. Portugal 5.68
    19. Singapore 5.60
    20. Luxembourg 5.55
    21. Japan 5.51
    22. Qatar 5.51
    23. South Africa 5.45
    24. Belgium 5.37
    25. Malta 5.31
    26. India 5.30
    27. Estonia 5.26
    28. France 5.26
    29. Botswana 5.25
    30. Malaysia 5.24
    31. Kuwait 5.23
    32. Tunisia 5.17
    33. Cyprus 5.17
    34. Namibia 5.14
    35. South Korea 5.13
    36. Costa Rica 5.08
    37. United States 5.06
    38. Puerto Rico 5.00
    39. United Arab Emirates 4.98
    40. Jordan 4.88
    41. Egypt 4.86
    42. Uruguay 4.83
    43. Thailand 4.72
    44. Mauritius 4.72
    45. Oman 4.66
    46. Slovenia 4.49
    47. Greece 4.41
    48. Hungary 4.41
    49. Turkey 4.40
    50. Saudi Arabia 4.39
    51. Chile 4.25
    52. Jamaica 4.22
    53. Gambia 4.14
    54. Czech Republic 4.10
    55. Bahrain 4.09
    56. Tanzania 4.04
    57. Sri Lanka 3.96
    58. Libya 3.93
    59. Latvia 3.85
    60. Morocco 3.84
    61. Colombia 3.81
    62. Benin 3.80
    63. Italy 3.79
    64. Trinidad and Tobago 3.79
    65. Spain 3.76
    66. Mali 3.73
    67. Nepal 3.68
    68. Algeria 3.65
    69. Slovakia 3.61
    70. Vietnam 3.61
    71. Lithuania 3.60
    72. Mexico 3.58
    73. Lesotho 3.55
    74. Poland 3.54
    75. Nigeria 3.52
    76. Pakistan 3.51
    77. Syria 3.50
    78. Mauritania 3.44
    79. China 3.43
    80. Uganda 3.37
    81. Tajikistan 3.33
    82. Philippines 3.31
    83. Croatia 3.30
    84. Guatemala 3.29
    85. Dominican Republic 3.27
    86. Brazil 3.14
    87. Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.14
    88. El Salvador 3.11
    89. Zambia 3.09
    90. Romania 3.09
    91. Honduras 3.02
    92. Madagascar 3.00
    93. Montenegro 3.00
    94. Kenya 2.99
    95. Indonesia 2.97
    96. Burkina Faso 2.95
    97. Kazakhstan 2.85
    98. Serbia 2.81
    99. Guyana 2.80
    100. Timor Leste 2.79
    101. Mozambique 2.78
    102. Bulgaria 2.75
    103. Russia 2.70
    104. Ethiopia 2.69
    105. Azerbaijan 2.68
    106. Bangladesh 2.56
    107. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 2.54
    108. Ukraine 2.52
    109. Georgia 2.52
    110. Senegal 2.52
    111. Mongolia 2.52
    112. Panama 2.48
    113. Bolivia 2.44
    114. Cambodia 2.41
    115. Albania 2.38
    116. Armenia 2.31
    117. Cameroon 2.20
    118. Peru 2.19
    119. Argentina 2.17
    120. Kyrgyzstan 2.05
    121. Ecuador 2.04
    122. Burundi 2.02
    123. Chad 1.90
    124. Zimbabwe 1.82
    125. Nicaragua 1.58
    126. Paraguay 1.55
    127. Venezuela 1.19
    2016 Ranking
    1. Finland 6.74
    2. New Zealand 6.68
    3. Norway 6.57
    4. Switzerland 6.48
    5. Sweden 6.47
    6. Ireland 6.39
    7. Netherlands 6.38
    8. Hong Kong 6.32
    9. United Kingdom 6.30
    10. Australia 6.24
    11. Luxembourg 6.19
    12. Denmark 6.17
    13. Canada 6.13
    14. Israel 6.11
    15. Japan 6.08
    16. South Africa 5.82
    17. Belgium 5.73
    18. Estonia 5.71
    19. United Arab Emirates 5.71
    20. Iceland 5.71
    21. Uruguay 5.62
    22. Qatar 5.59
    23. Singapore 5.58
    24. Germany 5.58
    25. Rwanda 5.49
    26. Austria 5.38
    27. Saudi Arabia 5.31
    28. France 5.27
    29. United States 5.27
    30. Namibia 5.18
    31. Costa Rica 5.18
    32. Bahrain 5.09
    33. Mauritius 4.99
    34. Jordan 4.95
    35. Jamaica 4.89
    36. Barbados 4.86
    37. Chile 4.83
    38. Bhutan 4.82
    39. Kuwait 4.73
    40. Portugal 4.70
    41. Botswana 4.66
    42. Cyprus 4.66
    43. Oman 4.66
    44. Malta 4.65
    45. Malaysia 4.61
    46. Ghana 4.59
    47. Egypt 4.55
    48. Lesotho 4.53
    49. Tajikistan 4.44
    50. Czech Republic 4.43
    51. Sri Lanka 4.39
    52. Cape Verde 4.31
    53. India 4.31
    54. Trinidad and Tobago 4.20
    55. China 4.16
    56. Lithuania 4.14
    57. Malawi 4.14
    58. Nepal 4.13
    59. Indonesia 4.07
    60. Brunei 4.06
    61. Kenya 4.04
    62. Georgia 4.03
    63. Thailand 4.02
    64. Spain 4.01
    65. Latvia 3.98
    66. Zambia 3.98
    67. Kazakhstan 3.94
    68. Greece 3.93
    69. Romania 3.92
    70. Tanzania 3.89
    71. South Korea 3.89
    72. Ethiopia 3.85
    73. Italy 3.83
    74. Tunisia 3.83
    75. Nigeria 3.82
    76. Laos 3.80
    77. Liberia 3.80
    78. Brazil 3.77
    79. Philippines 3.76
    80. Poland 3.75
    81. Slovenia 3.73
    82. Morocco 3.71
    83. Mali 3.68
    84. Azerbaijan 3.66
    85. Senegal 3.65
    86. Ivory Coast 3.58
    87. Pakistan 3.57
    88. Uganda 3.55
    89. Montenegro 3.55
    90. Iran 3.52
    91. Vietnam 3.51
    92. Gambia 3.51
    93. Algeria 3.44
    94. Benin 3.36
    95. Russia 3.36
    96. Guatemala 3.34
    97. Kyrgyzstan 3.29
    98. El Salvador 3.24
    99. Mongolia 3.19
    100. Armenia 3.16
    101. Hungary 3.14
    102. Peru 3.13
    103. Croatia 3.13
    104. Mexico 3.10
    105. Macedonia (F.Y.R.O.M.) 3.07
    106. Turkey 3.06
    107. Gabon 3.06
    108. Lebanon 3.04
    109. Bulgaria 3.02
    110. Cameroon 3.02
    111. Mozambique 2.95
    112. Colombia 2.93
    113. Honduras 2.93
    114. Zimbabwe 2.92
    115. Bosnia and Herzegovina 2.91
    116. Bangladesh 2.91
    117. Panama 2.87
    118. Mauritania 2.84
    119. Slovakia 2.82
    120. Argentina 2.82
    121. Serbia 2.79
    122. Cambodia 2.78
    123. Sierra Leone 2.72
    124. Albania 2.65
    125. Madagascar 2.54
    126. Dominican Republic 2.50
    127. Yemen 2.29
    128. Ukraine 2.26
    129. Chad 2.20
    130. Congo (Kinshasa) 2.20
    131. Paraguay 2.15
    132. Moldova 1.99
    133. Ecuador 1.92
    134. Burundi 1.73
    135. Nicaragua 1.68
    136. Bolivia 1.57
    137. Venezuela 1.11

    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