Should the EU sanction its Member States for breaches of rule of law and human rights? Part 1: The Legal Framework


Should the EU sanction its Member States for breaches of rule of law and human rights? Part 1: The Legal Framework (link) by Professor Steve Peers:

""I’ve taught EU law and human rights for over twenty years now, and the issue of sanctions against Member States for human rights breaches used to be the easy bit. Why? Because the procedure to enforce such sanctions (set out in Article 7 TEU) had never been used – and there was no apparent prospect that it ever would be.

So there was no need to discuss it in any detail. A more theoretical sort of academic might have spent time counting the angels on the head of this constitutional pin, but I was anxious to move on to the real world issues of arrest warrants and asylum seekers."

 

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