At 4th place out of 139 countries and jurisdictions worldwide, Sweden remained in the same position in global rank. Sweden’s score places it at 4 out of 31 countries in the European Union, European Free Trade Association, and North America region* and 4 out of 46 among high income** countries.
Does Sweden have rule of law?
In addition to the fundamental laws, Sweden has a Riksdag Act. This has a unique status in between constitutional and ordinary law. The Constitution takes precedence over all other laws.
What kind of legal system does Sweden have?
Sweden has a penal law system and a civil law system with laws created by the Parliament of Sweden. However, Sweden also has an extensive system of administrative law. The Swedish internal law is by law subject to EU-law, international law and the European Convention on Human Rights.
What countries have rule by law?
The top 20 countries for the rule of law according to WJP in 2021 are:
- New Zealand.
Which country has the strongest rule of law?
Denmark, Norway, and Finland topped the WJP Rule of Law Index rankings in 2020. Venezuela, Cambodia, and DR Congo had the lowest overall rule of law scores—the same as in 2019. Countries in the top ten of the Index in overall rule of law score remain unchanged since our last report in 2019.
Does Sweden have freedom of religion?
Since 1951, freedom of religion has been enshrined in Swedish law and studies have shown that in today’s Sweden a strong majority answer positively when asked if everyone should have the right to practise their religion freely.
Does Sweden have freedom of speech laws?
Sweden protects freedom of speech and was a pioneer in officially abolishing censorship. A number of restrictions remain such as child pornography, hate speech and libel. In all cases there is a legal process afterwards if applicable and no media are censored before publishing.