Carlos Closa and Dimitry Kochenov (eds.)
Reinforcing the Rule of Law Oversight in the European Union
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016
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].