The "Thick" Rule of Law and Mutual Trust in the European Union

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Raitio , J 2020 , ' The "Thick" Rule of Law and Mutual Trust in the European Union ' , Baltic yearbook of international law online , vol. 18 , no. 1 , pp. 1-17 .

Title: The "Thick" Rule of Law and Mutual Trust in the European Union
Alternative title: Aineellinen ja muodollinen oikeusvaltio-käsite ja jäsenvaltioiden keskinäinen luottamus Euroopan unionissa
Author: Raitio, Juha
Contributor organization: Faculty of Law
Teachers' Academy
Date: 2020-12
Language: eng
Number of pages: 17
Belongs to series: Baltic yearbook of international law online
ISSN: 2211-5897
Abstract: This article advocates for a thick concept of rule of law, which refers to the idea that rule of law has both material and formal content. The controversial part seems to be the question of material content and whether it obscures the essential meaning of the rule of law as a requirement of legality. However, the material aspect of rule of law can be linked to the value-base of the European Union. For example, during its EU Presidency, Finland has strongly emphasized the significance of the value base and rule of law in Article 2 TEU for the development of the EU. Democracy, rule of law and human rights are connected together into a trinity where all the components form preconditions for the others.Oikeusvaltio-käsitteen analyysi EU-oikeuden kontekstissa ja arvio jäsenvaltioiden keskinäisen luottamuksen merkityksestä
Subject: 513 Law
rule of law
human rights
values of the EU
mutural trust
independence of the judiciary
Venice Commission
Peer reviewed: Yes
Rights: unspecified
Usage restriction: openAccess
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