Essential Elements of the Rule of Law Concept in the EU

7 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2014

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Rafael Leal-Arcas

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law

Date Written: August 20, 2014

Abstract

This essay deals with the essential elements of the rule of law concept that underlie present day legal research in the European Union (EU). What follows are some non-exhaustive elements of the rule of law concept analyzed in this essay: 1) access to justice and judicial review; 2) legal certainty; 3) proportionality; 4) equality and non-discrimination; and 5) transparency. This short essay is structured in the following manner. After defining the notion of rule of law, it explains some elements of the concept in a succinct manner and concludes with some final remarks.

Keywords: rule of law, access to justice and judicial review, legal certainty, proportionality, equality and non-discrimination, transparency in EU law

JEL Classification: K10, K40, K19, K33

Suggested Citation

Leal-Arcas, Rafael, Essential Elements of the Rule of Law Concept in the EU (August 20, 2014). Queen Mary School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 180/2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2483749 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2483749

Rafael Leal-Arcas (Contact Author)

Queen Mary University of London - School of Law ( email )

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