Rule of Law: Commission opens consultation for the 2022 Rule of Law Report

The European Commission launched a targeted consultation to gather information about developments related to the rule of law in the Member States, in view of the 2022 Rule of Law Report. The consultation is addressed to stakeholders such as judges associations, civil society, NGOs, international organisations and EU agencies, among others. The information received will feed into the Commission’s assessment of the situation in Member States. The Rule of Law Report is at the centre of the Rule of Law Mechanism, a yearly cycle to promote the rule of law and prevent problems from emerging or deepening. As announced by President von der Leyen in her 2021 State of the Union Address, the 2022 Report will come with specific recommendations to Member States. For the previous editions of the Rule of Law Report, the targeted stakeholder consultations provided valuable horizontal and country-specific information. The consultation is available online until 24 January 2022.