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Rule of Law

Attacks on rule of law have long been integral to democratic decay. However, today’s authoritarians often instrumentalize law and democratic norms. Most research in this field focuses on the law or politics. The Institute, by contrast, will bring together lawyers, political scientists, sociologists and political economists to explore the how the erosion of rule of law shapes national developmental models and the extent to which it varies across economic sectors or through the influence of domestic or external actors.

Researchers

Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov Lead Researcher / Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
Antoni Abat i Ninet Post-doctoral Fellow
Petr Agha Research Affiliate
Petra Bard CEU Research Affiliate
Elena Basheska OSUN Post-doctoral Fellow
Mariam Begadze OSUN Doctoral Fellow
Rodion Belkovich Research Affiliate
Violeta Besirevic CEU Research Affiliate
Andrey Bystrov Research Affiliate
Sarah Ganty Research Affiliate
Oliver Garner Editor / Post-doctoral Fellow / re:constitution Fellow
Barbara Grabowska-Moroz Post-doctoral Fellow
Joelle Grogan Research Fellow
Martin Krygier Senior Research Fellow
Teodora Miljojkovic OSUN Doctoral Fellow
Andras Laszlo Pap CEU Research Affiliate
Laurent Pech Senior Research Fellow
Evgeny Romanovskiy Junior Research Affiliate
Wojciech Sadurski Senior Research Fellow
Andras Sajo Senior Research Fellow / CEU Professor
Renata Uitz Co-director / CEU Professor
Jacquelyn Veraldi Junior Research Fellow
Garvan Walshe Research Affiliate
Edit Zgut-Przybylska re:constitution Fellow

News

Laurent Pech on the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism

The European Commission’s rule of law report is useful for solving rule of law problems for well-intentioned, democratic actors, but it does not deliver results for malevolent, autocratic actors, our Senior Research Fellow Laurent Pech said to HVG.

Dimitry Kochenov on the Regulation of Visa-Free Stays

“It is a political question whether people will be checked, and which people will be,” Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup told BBC Serbia.

Dimitry Kochenov on Restricting Russian Citizens in the EU

Citizenship-based exclusions from the right to seek asylum or apply for a visa is a direct violation of EU law, Dimitry Kochenov, lead researcher of our Rule of Law Workgroup argued to Delphi.

Renata Uitz: The Urban Landscape of Illiberalism: Erasing Traces of Dissent from the Public Square in Hungary

In her chapter in Democratic Crisis Revisited, our Co-director Renata Uitz explores how traces of dissent have been erased from the public square in Hungary.

Renata Uitz on the Hungarian Abortion Law

It is hardly a coincidence that the Hungarian government introduced a new requirement: women seeking abortion will be obliged to listen to the “fetal heartbeat,” our Co-Director Renata Uitz writes in her op-ed in Hungarian weekly Magyar Narancs.

Audiovisuals

Focus On Research - Renata Uitz

In the CEU's Focus On Research series, our Co-Director Renata Uitz speaks on "The Routledge Handbook of IIliberalism" (2021 by Routledge), the first authoritative reference work dedicated to illiberalism as a complex social, political, cultural, legal, and mental phenomenon.

Values, Rights and Principles in EU Law

Did you miss our event "Values, Rights and Principles in EU Law" with Lucia Serena Rossi, Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union and Professor at the University of Bologna, Faculty of Law? Watch it now!

Andras Sajo on Ruling by Cheating

Our Senior Research Fellow, Andras Sajo speaks about his book, Ruling by Cheating – Governance in Illiberal Democracy, published by Cambridge University Press.

Ruling by Cheating?

RevDem assistant editor Teodora Miljojkovic talks with Andras Sajo, Professor in the Department of Legal Studies at CEU, Senior Research Fellow at CEU Democracy Institute, and former judge of the European Court of Human Rights about his new book.

Petra Bard on the Rule of Law in the EU

Our Research Affiliate Petra Bard gave a one-hour-podcast-interview to the legal chapter of the popular Hungarian YouTube channel Partizan on the rule of law in the European Union.