The World Justice Project has released its 2022 Rule of Law Index, which surveys citizens and experts in 140 jurisdictions to measure the state of the rule of law. Among its many insights is the conclusion that there has been a global decline in the rule of law for the fifth year in a row, i.e., the "rule of law weakened in more countries than it improved in 2022." In addition, the quality of the rule of law fell in seven of eight factors that are measured, including the absence of corruption, fundamental rights, and open government. The Index also reports on the continued "widespread erosion of fundamental right," noting that respect for human rights fell in 66% of the countries surveyed this year. With a more broad lens, the Index demonstrates that between 2015 and 2022, the rule of law has deteriorated in 64% of countries. The Rule of Law Index is the most comprehensive rule of law measurement tool of its kind, measuring several rule of law markers across 9 categories in addition to those mentioned above, including civil justice, order and security, and regulatory enforcement.