“What we see is a rampant breach of the law,” Dimitry Kochenov and Barbara Grabowska-Moroz write in their post in Verfassungsblog about the inhuman treatment of Afghan hostages at the Polish-Belarusian border and the promise of EU values.
Rule of Law
We are happy to announce that Cambridge University Press has published the new book of our Senior Research Fellow, Andras Sajo, entitled Ruling by Cheating – Governance in Illiberal Democracy.
In their chapter in the recently published volume Blockchain and Public Law, Oskar Gstrein (Groningen University) and Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup doubt that blockchain is a panacea in the world of inequalities and injustices established and amplified by the concept of citizenship.
“The Rule of Law report draws a very devastating picture about Poland and Hungary,” our Research Affiliate Petra Bard said in a live interview with Al Jazeera.
The Digital Green Certificate proposed by the European Commission has the “potential to facilitate greater free movement restrictions for a large number of EU citizens,” Dimitry Kochenov and Jacquelyn Veraldi write in their article in European Journal of Risk Regulation, published online by Cambridge University Press.
"No winners emerge out of a consideration of the two key EU crises side-by-side: the ‘migration crisis’ (…) and the ‘rule of law crisis’,” Barbara Grabowska-Moroz and Dimitry Kochenov write in their latest article.
Co-organized with re:constitution and RECONNECT, the first public event of CEU Democracy Institute’s Rule of Law Working Group allowed key DI experts engaged with the case-law to outline the bigger picture, while focusing on crucial details.
The “rule of law-enhancing process of re-articulation of EU constitutionalism is ongoing and represents the Court of Justice’s incrementalist response to the process of rule of law backsliding which first emerged in Hungary before spreading to Poland,” Laurent Pech and Dimitry Kochenov write in their forthcoming SIEPS report.
Dimitry Kochenov, Lead Researcher of our Rule of Law working group gave an interview on Danish citizenship rules to the program Good Morning Europe on Euronews.
“The recent jurisprudence of Hungarian apex courts (...) set a dangerous precedent that could be broadly applied against critics of the government, aka the EU’s first electoral autocracy,” our Research Affiliate, Petra Bard writes in her post on Verfassungsblog.