According to the 2021 World Justice Project (WJP) Rule of Law Index, Bosnia and Herzegovina dropped to 72nd place out of 139 countries assessed globally and received the worst marks in assessments of corruption, Transparency International in Bosnia (TI BiH) said.
BiH received an approximate score of 0.52, on a scale from 0 to 1, which is the same result that it recorded last year. However, it dropped from 64th to 72nd place in the world and is well below Slovenia (29), Croatia (46), Kosovo (60th) and North Macedonia (64).
Serbia (81) and Albania (83) ranked lower than Bosnia, TI BiH said.
The WJP Rule of Law Index 2021 provides scores and rankings based on eight factors: Constraints on Government Powers, Absence of Corruption, Open Government, Fundamental Rights, Order and Security, Regulatory Enforcement, Civil Justice, and Criminal Justice.
“Compared to last year, BiH has fallen the most in the area of the Absence of corruption (-0.02), where it ranked 87th in the world with a score of 0.42. By far the worst parameter by which success in this area is determined is the one that assesses whether government officials abuse public office to pursue personal interests. Also, compared to last year, BiH fell behind in the regard to justice (-0.01) and law enforcement (-0.01),” TI BiH said.