Carlos Closa and Dimitry Kochenov (eds.)

Reinforcing the Rule of Law Oversight in the European Union

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
The volume is a seminal contemporary statement of the field.
Oliver Garner, International Journal of Constitutional Law
Brings together excellent contributions … presenting an array of legally and politically plausible proposals to strengthen oversight and enforcement of the rule of law in the EU.
Pola Cebulak, Journal of Common Market Studies
This is an important volume, which will certainly contribute to the debate in a fundamental fashion.
Giuseppe Martinico, Rivista dei diritti comparati
Bienvenidos sean, pues, los trabajos como este.
Pablo José Castillo Ortiz, Revista de Estudios Políticos
This book provides the definitive reference point on all the issues pertaining to dealing with the 'crisis of the Rule of Law' in the European Union. Both Member State and EU levels are considered. Particular attention is paid to the analysis of the concrete legal bases and instruments that the EU may avail itself of for enforcing rule of law, and the volume clearly demonstrates that a number of legally sound ways of rule of law oversight are available. Contributors are leading scholars who assess the potential role to be played by the various bodies in the context of dealing with the EU's rule of law imperfections.

  1. Contains a clear catalogue of all the key means available to boost member state's compliance with the rule of law, appealing to scholars and policy-makers studying the issues of rule of law enforcement in the EU.
  2. Includes contributions from the foremost specialists in rule of law enforcement, giving readers access to the most relevant and informed research.
  3. Boasts a clear and balanced analysis, tailored to solve the problems outlined, and discusses concrete solutions for the practical problems the EU is facing.
This book originates in a brief paper attempting to outline the core approaches to solving the 'crisis of the Rule of Law' in the European Union: Carlos Closa, Dimitry Kochenov and Joseph H.H. Weiler, 'Reinforcing the Rule of Law Oversight in the European Union', EUI Working Papers RSCAS 2014/25, 2014, 43pp [ssrn].
Book round table at the European University Institute in Florence with contributing authors and comments from Professors Miguel Poiares Maduro and Gábor Hálmai (EUI).
'Book discussion at the plenary session of the Venice Commission for Democracy through Law, Scuola Grande di San Giovanni Evangelista, 2017'
The book launch at LUISS University in Rome with Prof. Sergio Fabbrini (LUISS), Justice Marta Cartabia (Vice President of the Italian Constitutional Court), Justice Giuliano Amato (Italian Constitutional Court, Former Prime Minister of Italy).
Book event at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, London with a welcome from Finola O'Sullivan (publisher) and Professors Petra Bárd (CEU Budapest), Tadeusz Tomasz Konczewicz (Gdansk) and Laurent Pech (Middlesex) serving as discussants.