Cooperation with World Justice Project on Rule of Law Index 2021

For several years now, law office TARK has participated as one of the representatives of Estonia in compiling the “World Justice Project Rule of Law Index”. The World Justice Project (WJP) is an independent organization that annually compiles an important publication – the Rule of Law Index. Based on the index, countries are ranked according to how the rule of law is experienced and perceived based on the experience of representatives from 140 countries.

An important contribution to the development, strengthening and promotion of the Estonian rule of law.

Although the rule of law seems to be the domain of lawyers, everyone is affected by everyday issues of safety, rights and justice, and government decisions. Therefore, all persons have an important role to play in the functioning of the rule of law.

Law office TARK was chosen by the WJP as one of the representatives of Estonia in compiling the “Rule of Law Index 2021” because we have a vast experience in many fields of law. During this cooperation, we advised the WJP on questions regarding constitutional law, civil liberties and criminal law. As far as the WJP is aware, many national governments are using this unique report to develop changes to their regulatory environment.

The joint efforts of Estonian representatives and society in creating a strong rule of law are bearing fruit, and last year Estonia qualified for a very strong 10th place out of 128 countries.

The team advising WJP included senior partner Aare Tark and lawyer Tarvi Salu.

Last year, in addition to Aare, partners Hannes Küün and Tanel Küün also participated in compiling the WJP report, and you can find the latest WJP report for 2020 here: Rule of Law Index 2020.