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Country Data
Please find below the country results by category. You can reorder the table by any of these groups of indicators. If you click on the name of the country you can find the detail result for that country.

Ranking Position

COUNTRY

Date

Right of Access

Scope

Requesting Procedures

Exceptions & Refusals

Appeals

Sanctions & Protections

Promotional measures

TOTAL

LAW

1 Serbia 2003 5 30 22 26 29 7 16 135
2 Slovenia 2003 3 30 26 25 28 4 13 129
3 India 2005 5 25 25 26 29 5 13 128
4 Liberia 2010 5 30 19 27 20 7 16 124
5 El Salvador 2011 6 30 24 22 23 1 16 122
6 Sierra Leone 2013 0 29 25 18 28 7 15 122
7 Mexico 2002 6 22 23 22 26 2 16 117
8 Antigua 2004 3 24 20 23 24 8 14 116
9 Maldives 2014 2 28 20 17 29 8 12 116
10 Azerbaijan 2005 5 28 24 24 19 3 12 115
11 Ukraine 2011 5 28 23 27 19 5 8 115
12 Macedonia 2006 4 30 21 22 18 4 14 113
13 Croatia 2003 5 27 20 24 19 3 14 112
14 Ethiopia 2008 5 25 19 18 25 6 14 112
15 Nicaragua 2007 4 30 18 27 14 3 15 111
16 Moldova 2000 5 28 23 23 17 4 10 110
17 South Africa 2000 6 25 19 25 14 6 14 109
18 Brazil 2011 6 29 19 16 22 3 13 108
19 Bangladesh 2008 2 25 16 20 23 6 15 107
20 Kosovo 2003 2 25 23 22 21 2 11 106
21 Finland 1951 6 28 22 16 20 3 10 105
22 Nepal 2007 4 27 18 15 24 6 10 104
23 Yemen 2012 2 29 16 19 19 3 15 103
24 Bosnia and Herzegovina 2000 4 30 21 19 16 0 12 102
25 Colombia 1985 6 29 16 23 15 4 9 102
26 Indonesia 2008 6 28 13 16 25 3 10 101
27 Kyrgyzstan 2007 4 30 24 13 19 3 8 101
28 Panama 2002 5 28 15 16 20 5 11 100
29 United Kingdom 2000 2 25 20 12 23 7 10 99
30 Russia 2009 1 30 20 12 26 1 8 98
31 Georgia 1999 4 30 15 18 20 1 9 97
32 Uganda 2005 6 26 21 22 11 6 5 97
33 Armenia 2003 3 24 18 20 19 2 10 96
34 New Zealand 1982 4 16 22 18 23 6 5 94
35 Guatemala 2008 6 29 16 21 5 3 14 94
36 Estonia 2000 5 20 24 22 16 1 6 94
37 Chile 2008 5 16 21 14 23 4 10 93
38 Peru 2003 4 29 17 17 14 4 8 93
39 Ireland 1997 2 24 19 7 23 3 14 92
40 Sweden 1766 5 27 18 17 14 3 8 92
41 Bulgaria 2000 5 30 21 20 3 4 8 91
42 Uruguay 2008 3 28 15 20 11 2 12 91
43 Tunisia 2011 4 21 21 21 10 1 12 90
44 United States of America 1966 4 18 19 16 14 4 14 89
45 Trinidad and Tobago 1999 3 24 15 20 15 3 9 89
46 Montenegro 2005 5 30 22 21 4 2 5 89
47 Jamaica 2002 3 18 23 14 17 5 8 88
48 Nigeria 2011 3 29 12 22 4 7 11 88
49 Hungary 1992 2 29 15 12 20 0 9 87
50 Australia 1982 2 10 21 15 23 2 10 83
51 Belize 1994 1 19 20 16 19 2 6 83
52 Honduras 2006 2 23 13 12 18 2 13 83
53 Romania 2001 5 29 17 13 4 6 9 83
54 Netherlands 1978 4 21 22 16 14 4 2 83
55 South Korea 1996 4 23 9 20 17 1 8 82
56 Mongolia 2011 4 23 18 6 23 2 4 80
57 Canada 1983 3 13 15 11 22 6 9 79
58 Norway 1970 5 16 15 16 22 2 2 78
59 Malta 2008 0 19 21 12 10 2 14 78
60 Switzerland 2004 3 19 18 13 14 0 10 77
61 Rwanda 2013 2 30 8 24 9 1 3 77
62 Angola 2002 4 20 11 18 18 0 5 76
63 Thailand 1997 4 24 14 13 14 2 5 76
64 Spain 2013 0 15 15 21 12 0 13 76
65 Ivory Coast 2013 2 15 20 17 13 4 5 76
66 Niger 2011 0 19 13 13 17 6 6 74
67 Ecuador 2004 4 27 8 14 8 3 9 73
68 Portugal 1993 4 22 19 10 14 0 4 73
69 Czech Republic 1999 2 28 14 14 10 0 4 72
70 Turkey 2003 3 24 13 21 5 2 4 72
71 Latvia 1998 4 30 18 14 4 2 0 72
72 Zimbabwe 2002 2 16 10 14 22 1 5 70
73 China 2007 1 11 16 15 13 1 13 70
74 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 2003 2 21 17 18 2 2 8 70
75 Slovakia 2000 3 20 25 14 4 2 2 70
76 Cook Islands 2009 4 15 16 15 14 3 2 69
77 Guyana 2013 4 15 16 10 9 4 11 69
78 Albania 1999 4 27 11 3 18 2 4 69
79 Argentina 2004 6 19 22 15 3 1 0 66
80 Israel 1998 3 25 12 11 8 3 4 66
81 Pakistan 2002 5 16 8 11 18 5 3 66
82 Japan 1999 3 14 13 21 9 0 5 65
83 Greece 1986 4 12 16 13 17 0 3 65
84 Denmark 1970 1 17 13 10 23 0 0 64
85 Guinea 2010 2 27 14 9 4 2 6 64
86 France 1978 1 17 14 14 16 0 2 64
87 Iceland 1996 0 10 21 17 12 0 4 64
88 Lithuania 1996 5 24 18 11 6 0 0 64
89 Poland 2001 4 27 15 10 3 1 2 62
90 Paraguay 2014 2 24 18 2 7 2 6 61
91 Dominican Republic 2004 5 21 14 11 3 2 3 59
92 Belgium 1994 2 17 14 15 11 0 0 59
93 Uzbekistan 1997 3 25 10 13 7 1 0 59
94 Taiwan 2005 2 21 9 17 6 1 2 58
95 Italy 1990 2 21 7 5 13 2 7 57
96 Jordan 2007 0 25 5 10 8 0 5 53
97 Germany 2005 0 19 7 11 15 0 0 52
98 Tajikistan 2002 4 8 17 16 2 0 2 49
99 Liechtenstein 1999 0 17 10 5 1 2 4 39
100 Austria 1987 2 23 8 2 2 0 0 37