Council of Europe and the Rule of LawPolakiewicz J1* and Sandvig J2
2Master of Laws from the University of Oslo, Associate Lawyer at the Norwegian Attorney General’s Office -Civil Affairs (on leave) and Intern at the Directorate of Legal Advice and Public International Law, Council of Europe, Germany
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- Polakiewicz J
Professor at the Europainstitut of the University
of Saarbrücken and Director of Legal Advice and
Public International Law (Jurisconsult), Council of Europe, Germany
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Received Date: October 01, 2015; Accepted Date: October 06, 2015; Published Date: October 16, 2015
Citation: Polakiewicz J, Sandvig J (2015) Council of Europe and the Rule of Law. J Civil Legal Sci 4:160. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000160
Copyright: © 2015 Polakiewicz J, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The Council of Europe works on a daily basis to promote and strengthen the rule of law in and among its member states. The Council of Europe has taken up the European Commission’s invitation to engage in further discussions on the complementarity of existing and new mechanisms. The European Union’s rule of law initiative could become a catalyst for a further deepening of the strategic partnership between the EU and the Council of Europe. The member states of the Council of Europe all agreed on the importance of the rule of law as a fundamental value and steering principle for future work of the organization.