Overseeing the rule of law in the European Union: Legal mandate and means (2016:1epa)


Contentious changes in the laws of Poland and Hungary have deepened concerns about disregard for the rule of law in the European Union. This analysis suggests that Member States have entrusted the Union with a legal mandate and means to ensure respect for the rule of law, including at national level.

The publication is in English and is a part of the SIEPS project The constitutional development and the European Union.

Christophe Hillion is Senior Researcher at SIEPS, Professor of European Law at the Universities of Leiden & Gothenburg, and visiting research Professor at NUPI / Centre for European Law, University of Oslo.