Advisory report: A stronger rule of law

Uniting and protecting in a pluralistic society

The rule of law is a front-and-centre topic. Writers, thinkers, former and serving politicians have put pen to paper in recent years to record their views on how the rule of law currently functions.

The rule of law in itself has to constantly find a new equilibrium, to keep the different powers in balance. But that requires a rule-of-law culture and constant maintenance to uphold it. Politicians, administrators, civil servants, judges, journalists and even ‘ordinary people’, individually or as part of civil society, all give shape to the rule of law.

This report has been discussed with dozens of stakeholders. Their valuable insights have been incorporated in the advisory report, but the analysis in this report is obviously the Council’s responsibility. The Council has also tested analyses and ideas from this advisory report with experts and discussed them at conferences with mayors.