Of Jupiters and Bulls: The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism as a Redundant Special Regime of the Rule of Law

EU Law Live No. 61, June 5, 2021, pp. 1-8

8 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2021

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Aleksejs Dimitrovs

European Parliament

Dimitry Kochenov

CEU Democracy Institute, Budapest; CEU Department of Legal Studies, Vienna

Date Written: June 7, 2021

Abstract

This paper provides a detailed contextualized critical comment on the 'Romanian Judges' ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union of 18 May 2021 (Judgment in Joined Cases C-83/19 Asociaţia ‘Forumul Judecătorilor Din România’ v Inspecţia Judiciară, C-127/19 Asociaţia ‘Forumul Judecătorilor Din România’ and Asociaţia ‘Mişcarea Pentru Apărarea Statutului Procurorilor’ v Consiliul Superior al Magistraturii and C-195/19 PJ v QK and in Cases C-291/19 SO v TP and Others, C-355/19 Asociaţia ‘Forumul Judecătorilor din România’, Asociaţia ‘Mişcarea Pentru Apărarea Statutului Procurorilor’ and OL v Parchetul de pe lângă Înalta Curte de Casaţie şi Justiţie - Procurorul General al României and C-397/19 AX v Statul Român - Ministerul Finanţelor Publice). A particular emphasis is put on the role of the CVM in assessing and implementing the Rule of Law standards required by Articles 2 and 19 TEU.

Keywords: Rule of Law, Romanian Judges, EU law, CJEU, Article 19, CVM, Cooperation and Verification, Romania

Suggested Citation

Dimitrovs, Aleksejs and Kochenov, Dimitry, Of Jupiters and Bulls: The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism as a Redundant Special Regime of the Rule of Law (June 7, 2021). EU Law Live No. 61, June 5, 2021, pp. 1-8, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3861346

Aleksejs Dimitrovs

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