Are EU citizens and their rights to a just society sufficiently protected and guaranteed? Is the EU doing enough? Can it do more? What constraints currently exist? During this talk, we will take a cursory look at the development of the principle of the rule of law within the European Union. This will be followed by an overview of the principal monitoring and remedial instruments available to the different EU institutions as well as the extra-EU structures such as the Council of Europe. Finally, we will take a look at the current procedures faced by Poland as a case study.

This talk in the Repubblika series is being delivered by Jacques René Zammit who is a Gozitan lawyer specialising in EU & Constitutional law; formerly a référendaire in the cabinet of the Maltese Judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union. He is currently the Press Attaché for the English desk at the Court; a pioneer political blogger on where he constantly advocated the need for constitutional reform and a break from the party dichotomy; founding member of advocates for the rule of law.

The Seminar is being held on 14 May 2019 at the Catholic Institute in Floriana at 19:30. Click here to book your place.