The Rule of Law at Risk: What is Next?

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Written for a collection to celebrate the scholarship of Martin Krygier this brief essay explores some thorny questions surrounding the operation of the European Union’s mechanisms meant to safeguard the rule of law. It focuses on the hesitation of European constitutional actors to provide legal responses to the chicanery animating the actions of illiberal rulers as well as on the difficulties that follow from Article 7 TEU being framed as a risk assessment exercise.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)473-478
JournalHague Journal of the Rule of Law
Issue number2-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • rule of law
  • risk assessment
  • illiberal democracy
  • dialogue

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