Elephants in the Room: The European Commission’s 2019 Communication on the Rule of Law

Dimitry Kochenov

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This contribution honouring Prof. Martin Krygier scholarship provides a brief critical reading of the European Commission's July 2019 Communication on the Rule of Law (COM(2019) 343 final). It argues that although the Commission's effort is welcome, the Communication fails to correctly identify the core problem related to the Rule of Law in the EU, which is the constitutional capture in the illiberal regimes. The failure to identify the core problem with unequivocal precision and spell out its key elements as well as dissect its causes undermines the likely effectiveness of the tools proposed by the Commission to address the unnamed and unanalyzed on-going Rule of Law concerns. Consequently, the Communication is lacking in vital essentials, if not vacant at the core.
Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)423-438
Aantal pagina's16
TijdschriftHague Journal of the Rule of Law
Nummer van het tijdschrift2-3
StatusPublished - nov.-2019

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