Hague Journal on the Rule of Law

, Volume 11, Issue 2–3, pp 465–471 | Cite as

On Being the Subject of the Rule of Law

  • Kim Lane ScheppeleEmail author


Martin Krygier's work on the rule of law redirects our attention from analytical definitions and checklists of desiderata to the practical effect of government on the ground. In doing so, he has taken real world examples - particularly from Eastern Europe -- as his touchstone. His account of what it means to live under the rule of law is rigorous enough to be useful but flexible enough to allow us to assess new cases,including what is happening today in Hungary and Poland.



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© T.M.C. Asser Press 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Princeton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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