The Court of Justice to the rescue? Some thoughts on the ECJ ruling in Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses

Laurent Pech, Professor of European Law, Middlesex University London Sébastien Platon, Professor of Public Law, University of Bordeaux 1. Introduction The ECJ’s judgment in the case of Associação Sindical dos Juízes Portugueses (Case C-64/16) is noteworthy for two reasons. First, it is arguably the most important judgment since Les Verts  as regards the principle of the rule of law in the EU legal system. Secondly, it comes close to being the EU equivalent of the US Supreme Court case of Gitlow as regards the principle of effective judicial protection (Gitlow…