Essential Elements of the Rule of Law Concept in the EU
7 Pages Posted: 21 Aug 2014 Last revised: 31 Mar 2020
Date Written: August 20, 2014
This essay deals with the essential elements of the rule of law concept that underlie present day legal research in the European Union (EU). What follows are some non-exhaustive elements of the rule of law concept analyzed in this essay: 1) access to justice and judicial review; 2) legal certainty; 3) proportionality; 4) equality and non-discrimination; and 5) transparency. This short essay is structured in the following manner: after defining the notion of rule of law, it explains some elements of the concept in a succinct manner and concludes with some final remarks.
Keywords: rule of law, access to justice and judicial review, legal certainty, proportionality, equality and non-discrimination, transparency in EU law
JEL Classification: K10, K40, K19, K33
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