Successes and failures of anticorruption in Greece before and after the onset of the economic crisis

Type: · Author(s): Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos · Published:
Η εκδήλωση της οικονομικής κρίσης προκάλεσε πολλές αλλαγές, αλλά όχι μια «αλλαγή παραδείγματος» στην πολιτική καταπολέμησης της διαφθοράς στην Ελλάδα. Από το 2010 καλύφθηκαν νομοθετικά κενά, δημιουργήθηκαν νέες εισαγγελικές αρχές, κυβερνητικές και διοικητικές θέσεις και δρομολογήθηκε η ποινική διαδικασία σε πολλές υποθέσεις. Ηπίεση της κοινής γνώμης, καθώς και η πίεση εκ μέρους των δανειστών της […] Read More

The EU’s Rule of Law Promotion in Central and Eastern Europe: Where and Why Does it Fail, and What Can be Done About It?

Type: · Author(s): Martin Mendelski · Published:
This policy paper identifies two key dilemmas of the EU's rule of law promotion: 1. The problem of supporting unaccountable reformers in a partisan way (ownership dilemma); 2. The problem of valuing quantity over quality (change vs. stability dilemma). It is argued that these dilemmas reinforce legal pathologies which undermine the rule of law in Central and Eastern Europe. The paper offers two unconventional policy recommendations to enhance the quality of rule of law reform and assessment. Read More

Domestic Implementation of Human Rights Judgments in Europe: Legal Infrastructure and Government Effectiveness Matter

Type: · Author(s): Dia Anagnostou, Alina Mungiu-Pippidi · Published:
Over the past couple of years, international law and international relations scholarship has shifted its focus from the question of whether human rights treaties bring any state-level improvements at all to investigations in the domestic context of the factors and dynamics influencing state compliance. In this direction, and focusing on the European Court of Human […] Read More