Some Reflections on the Rule of Law within the Law of the European Union
by Eleanor Sharpston
Former Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union
The chair will concern the protection of the rule of law in the EU. Why does it matter? What does it really mean? What are the sources of this principle? In order to answer these questions, Eleanor Sharpston will provide a set of lessons focusing on the protection of this fundamental value in different fields of EU law such as asylum law and external relations of the EU – and on questions linked to the right of access to a court and the independence of the judiciary. These issues are very topical, notably due to the current context of democratic backlash in several Member States of the EU.
Due to health circumstances, the Chair will be organised online.
- Monday 1 March 2021 (18h > 20h00): Inaugural lecture: Taking the rule of law seriously – but what does that actually mean?
- Tuesday 2 March 2021 (10h > 12h): The rule of law – why it matters?
- Monday 8 March 2021 (16h > 18h): The rule of law and access to a court
- Tuesday 9 March 2021 (10h > 12h): The rule of law and the refugee crisis
- Monday 15 March 2021 (16h > 18h): The rule of law and the rights of the terrorist suspect
- Tuesday 16 March 2021 (10h > 12h): The rule of law and the independence of the judiciary
Participation is free but registration is mandatory (click on the “more info” button below)