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Brazil drops in global ranking measuring fight against corruption and crime

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The survey conducted by the World Justice Project (WJP), a U.S.-based organization comprising renowned scholars and former officials of several nationalities, ranked Brazil 77th in 2021, among 139 countries assessed.

The "Rule of Law Index" evaluates how far laws and institutions limit the power of the state and its agents over society, and if the state fulfills its basic duties towards the population.

This is measured by eight factors:

  • Restrictions on the powers of the state;
  • Absence of corruption;
  • Transparency and openness to citizen participation;
  • Respect . . .

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