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Country Profile

Panama Panama City, Colón, David Chiriquí


1. WJP Rule of Law Index
Global Regional Income Group
Income WJP Rule of Law Index Factors Score Ranking Ranking Ranking
Upper middle
Factor 1: Limited Government Powers 0.45 72/97 12/16 23/30
income
Factor 2: Absence of Corruption 0.41 64/97 9/16 23/30
Region
Factor 3: Order and Security 0.68 59/97 3/16 15/30
Latin America &
Caribbean Factor 4: Fundamental Rights 0.63 45/97 7/16 14/30
Factor 5: Open Government 0.60 28/97 3/16 6/30
Population
Factor 6: Regulatory Enforcement 0.52 51/97 7/16 17/30
4m (2012)
75% Urban Factor 7: Civil Justice 0.51 63/97 8/16 19/30
44% in three Factor 8: Criminal Justice 0.38 82/97 11/16 28/30
largest cities

2. Scores for all WJP Rule of Law Index sub-factors


In each graph, a sub-factor is represented by a radius from the center of the circle to the periphery. The center of each circle corresponds to the lowest possible
score for each sub-factor (0.00); the outer edge of the circle marks the highest possible score (1.00).

Key Panama Top Score Upper middle income Latin America & Caribbean

Accountable Government Security and Fundamental Rights


1.2 Government powers limited by legislature 3.1 Absence of crime
3.2 Civil conflict is
1.0 4.8 Fundamental labor rights 1.0 effectively limited
2.4 Absence of 1.3 Government powers
corruption in the limited by the judiciary
legislative branch
2012 | The WJP Rule of Law Index

3.3 People

Country Profile | Panama


1.4 4.7 Freedom of assembly do not resort
0.5 Independent and association 0.5 to violence
2.3 Absence of auditing and to redress
corruption by review personal
the police and grievances
the military

0.0 4.6 Arbitrary 0.0 4.1 Equal


interference of treatment and
privacy absence of
2.2 Absence 1.5 Government discrimination
of corruption officials
in the judicial sanctioned for
branch misconduct
4.5 Freedom of belief and 4.2 Right to life
religion and security of
1.6 Government powers the person
2.1 Absence of are subject to non-
corruption in the governmental checks
executive branch 4.4 Freedom of opinion and expression 4.3 Due process of law
1.7 Transition of power subject to the law

Open Government and Regulatory Delivery of Justice


Enforcement 7.1 People have access to affordable civil justice
5.1 Laws are publicized
8.7 Due process of law 7.2 Civil justice is free of
1.0 1.0 discrimination
6.5 The government
does not expropriate 5.2 The laws are stable
8.6 Criminal system
without adequate is free of improper 7.3 Civil justice is free of
compensation government corruption
influence
0.5 0.5
0.5
6.4 Due 5.3 Right 7.4 Civil justice is
process in 8.5 Criminal free of improper
administrative to petition
system is free government
proceedings and public of corruption influence
participation
0.0 0.0

8.4 Criminal 7.5 Civil justice


system is not subject to
is free of unreasonable delays
6.3 5.4 Official discrimination
Administrative information is
proceedings available 8.3 Correctional 7.6 Civil justice is
conducted system is effective effectively enforced
without
unreasonable
delay 7.7 ADRs are accessible,
8.2 Criminal adjudication
6.1 Government system is timely and impartial, and effective
6.2 Government regulations
applied without improper regulations effectively effective
8.1 Criminal investigation system is effective
influence enforced

This document displays data from the WJP Rule of Law Index 2012. Visit www.worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index for more information or a full copy of the report.