The Rule of Law in the EU

The Treaty on European Union enshrines the rule of law as one of the fundamental values of the EU. The rule of law is a prerequisite for the protection of all the other fundamental values of the Union, including for fundamental rights and democracy. The rise of partial judicial systems, the coercion to press and academic freedom, the attack to women and minorities’ rights, corruption and cronyism are attempting against the rule of law in many EU Member States. This dossier gives a voice to politicians, civil society and academics defending democracy and fundamental rights in the EU.