LEGAL RIGHTS BY COUNTRY


STRENGTH OF LEGAL RIGHTS


The "Strength of Legal Rights" Indicator is officially produced by the World Bank and specifically measures the protection of rights of borrowers and lenders through a country's collateral and bankruptcy laws.

The World Bank based Indicator has been adjusted to a 0.00-1.00 scale for the Financial Freedom Index, with 1.00 representing the score for the top performing country (for which in this case ten countries are tied) and 0.00 representing the score for the worst performing country.

For details on how the "Strength of Legal Rights Index" is calculated, please visit the World Bank's official DoingBusiness.org website.

Please note that all 185 countries have been categorized into 10 categories of varying degrees of "Strength of Legal Rights."



MAP OF COUNTRIES BY LEGAL RIGHTS


Dark Blue = Strong Legal Rights // Light Blue = Weak Legal Rights
STRENGTH OF LEGAL RIGHTS
RANKING COUNTRY STRENGTH OF LEGAL RIGHTS
1 Australia 1
1 Hong Kong 1
1 Kenya 1
1 Kyrgistan 1
1 Latvia 1
1 Malaysia 1
1 Montenegro 1
1 New Zealand 1
1 Singapore 1
1 United Kingdom 1
11 Albania 0.89
11 Bahamas 0.89
11 Barbados 0.89
11 Bulgaria 0.89
11 Cyprus 0.89
11 Denmark 0.89
11 Dominica 0.89
11 Georgia 0.89
11 Ireland 0.89
11 Israel 0.89
11 Macedonia 0.89
11 Marshall Islands 0.89
11 Moldova 0.89
11 Nigeria 0.89
11 Palau 0.89
11 Poland 0.89
11 Romania 0.89
11 Solomon Islands 0.89
11 Tonga 0.89
11 Trinidad and Tobago 0.89
11 Ukraine 0.89
11 United States 0.89
11 Vanuatu 0.89
11 Zambia 0.89
35 Cambodia 0.78
35 Finland 0.78
35 Ghana 0.78
35 Guatemala 0.78
35 Honduras 0.78
35 India 0.78
35 Jamaica 0.78
35 Kosovo 0.78
35 Liechtenstein 0.78
35 Nepal 0.78
35 Rwanda 0.78
35 Slovakia 0.78
35 South Korea 0.78
35 Sweden 0.78
35 Switzerland 0.78
35 Vietnam 0.78
51 Afghanistan 0.67
51 Antigua and Barbuda 0.67
51 Austria 0.67
51 Bangladesh 0.67
51 Belize 0.67
51 Brunei 0.67
51 Canada 0.67
51 Croatia 0.67
51 Estonia 0.67
51 Fiji 0.67
51 France 0.67
51 Germany 0.67
51 Grenada 0.67
51 Hungary 0.67
51 Iceland 0.67
51 Japan 0.67
51 Liberia 0.67
51 Lithuania 0.67
51 Malawi 0.67
51 Micronesia 0.67
51 Namibia 0.67
51 Peru 0.67
51 Samoa 0.67
51 Serbia 0.67
51 Sierra Leone 0.67
51 South Africa 0.67
51 St. Kitts and Nevis 0.67
51 St. Lucia 0.67
51 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 0.67
51 Tanzania 0.67
51 Uganda 0.67
51 Zimbabwe 0.67
83 Armenia 0.56
83 Azerbaijan 0.56
83 Belgium 0.56
83 Benin 0.56
83 Botswana 0.56
83 Burkina Faso 0.56
83 Cameroon 0.56
83 Central African Republic 0.56
83 Chad 0.56
83 Chile 0.56
83 Comoros 0.56
83 Congo 0.56
83 Czech Republic 0.56
83 Democratic Republic of Congo 0.56
83 Equatorial Guinea 0.56
83 Gabon 0.56
83 Guinea 0.56
83 Guinea Bissau 0.56
83 Ivory Coast 0.56
83 Lesotho 0.56
83 Mali 0.56
83 Mauritius 0.56
83 Mexico 0.56
83 Mongolia 0.56
83 Niger 0.56
83 Norway 0.56
83 Pakistan 0.56
83 Senegal 0.56
83 Spain 0.56
83 Swaziland 0.56
83 Togo 0.56
114 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0.44
114 China 0.44
114 Colombia 0.44
114 El Salvador 0.44
114 Gambia 0.44
114 Indonesia 0.44
114 Kiribati 0.44
114 Netherlands 0.44
114 Panama 0.44
114 Papua New Guinea 0.44
114 Saudi Arabia 0.44
114 Sri Lanka 0.44
114 Thailand 0.44
127 Argentina 0.33
127 Ethiopia 0.33
127 Greece 0.33
127 Guyana 0.33
127 Iran 0.33
127 Kazakhstan 0.33
127 Laos 0.33
127 Luxembourg 0.33
127 Maldives 0.33
127 Myanmar 0.33
127 Oman 0.33
127 Philipines 0.33
127 Seychelles 0.33
127 Slovenia 0.33
127 Sudan 0.33
127 Suriname 0.33
127 Turkey 0.33
127 United Arab Emirates 0.33
127 Uruguay 0.33
146 Algeria 0.22
146 Angola 0.22
146 Bahrain 0.22
146 Belarus 0.22
146 Bhutan 0.22
146 Brazil 0.22
146 Burundi 0.22
146 Cape Verde 0.22
146 Costa Rica 0.22
146 Dominican Republic 0.22
146 Ecuador 0.22
146 Egypt 0.22
146 Haiti 0.22
146 Iraq 0.22
146 Italy 0.22
146 Kuwait 0.22
146 Lebanon 0.22
146 Malta 0.22
146 Mauritania 0.22
146 Morocco 0.22
146 Mozambique 0.22
146 Nicaragua 0.22
146 Paraguay 0.22
146 Portugal 0.22
146 Qatar 0.22
146 Russia 0.22
146 South Sudan 0.22
146 Tunisia 0.22
174 Djibouti 0.11
174 East Timor 0.11
174 Eritrea 0.11
174 Jordan 0.11
174 Madagascar 0.11
174 San Marino 0.11
174 Sao Tome and Principe 0.11
174 Tajikistan 0.11
174 Uzbekistan 0.11
174 Venezuela 0.11
174 Yemen 0.11
185 Bolivia 0
185 Libya 0
185 Syria 0

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