Introduction: The Great Rule of Law Debate in the EU

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Dimitry Kochenov

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law

Amichai Magen

Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

Laurent Pech

Middlesex University - School of Law

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Date Written: September 2016

Abstract

Faced with what has been labeled ‘rule of law backsliding’ in some EU countries, EU institutions have sought to address the rise of ‘illiberal regimes’ via existing mechanisms as well as new instruments. This introductory contribution offers an overview of the problem and a brief summary of the papers to follow and which were first presented at a workshop co‐organized by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and Middlesex University London. This article is part of the September 2016 Symposium titled ‘The Great Rule of Law Debate in the EU’, which also includes Cracks in the Foundations: Understanding the Great Rule of Law Debate in the EU by Amichai Magen (DOI:), Better Late than Never? On the European Commission's Rule of Law Framework and its First Activation by Dimitry Kochenov and Laurent Pech (DOI:), Strengthening the Rule of Law in the EU: The Council's Inaction by Peter Oliver and Justine Stefanelli (DOI:), The European Parliament's Role: Towards New Copenhagen Criteria for Existing Member States? by Judith Sargentini and Aleksejs Dimitrovs (DOI:), Upholding Shared Values in the EU: What Role for the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights? by Gabriel N. Toggenburg and Jonas Grimheden (DOI:)

Suggested Citation

Kochenov, Dimitry and Magen, Amichai and Pech, Laurent, Introduction: The Great Rule of Law Debate in the EU (September 2016). JCMS: Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol. 54, Issue 5, pp. 1045-1049, 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2824803 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jcms.12399

Dimitry Kochenov (Contact Author)

University of Groningen - Faculty of Law ( email )

Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26
Groningen, 9712 EK
Netherlands

Amichai Magen

Stanford University - The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace ( email )

Stanford, CA 94305-6010
United States

Laurent Pech

Middlesex University - School of Law ( email )

The Burroughs
London, NW4 4BT
United Kingdom

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