Rule of law European Union

The Components of the Rule of Law: A Primer

What is the rule of law? Find out in The Components of the Rule of Law: A Primer 

The rule of law is one of the main pillars of democracy. The European Union and its member states have been occupied with a fundamental political debate on the future of democracy and the rule of law. But what does the “rule of law” mean in reality 

DRI has written a primer to answer this question and foster a common understanding of the rule of law, defining and providing examples of its key components.  


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