Professor Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov (LEGS '02) leads the Rule of Law Workgroup at CEU Democracy Institute and teaches at the Department of Legal Studies. This year he has been awarded a EUR 1M grant from Stiftung Mercator to establish Clinical Rule of Law work in Budapest, wihch is his main on-going project. Prof. Kochenov's research focuses on the principles of law in the global context, with a special emphasis on the Rule of Law, citizenship, and the enforcement of EU values. Outside of CEU Dimitry is Associate of the EU Programme at Princeton University in New Jersey and Visiting Professor at LUISS Guido Carli in Rome (Faculty of Law).
His first monograph, which criticized the Rule of Law and democracy promotion by the EU in Central and Eastern Europe — EU Enlargement and the Failure of Conditionality (Kluwer, 2008) — was followed by Citizenship (MIT Press, 2019, Il Mulino 2020, Eksmo, 2021, AlbJuris 2022, Idea 2023), which dissects the dark side of this concept and was reviewed in The New York Review of Books. Prof. Kochenov published numerous edited collections, including, Citizenship and Residence Sales (Cambridge, 2023, with Kiristin Surak) Kälin and Kochenov's Quality of Nationality Index (Hart Publishing, 2020, with Justin Lindeboom); The Internal Market and the Future of European Integration (Cambridge, 2019, with Fabian Amtenbrink et al.); The Enforcement of EU Law and Values (Oxford, 2017 with András Jakab); EU Citizenship and Federalism (Cambridge, 2017); Reinforcing Rule of Law Oversight in the EU (Cambridge, 2016, with Carlos Closa); Europe's Justice Deficit? (Hart Publishing, 2015, with Gráinne de Búrca and Andrew Williams); European Union's Shaping of the International Legal Order (Cambridge, 2013, with Fabian Amtenbrink); and a number of others.
Dimitry Vladimirovich's latest papers include 'EU Lawlessness Law: Europe's Passport Apartheid from Indifference to Torture and Killing' (Jean Monnet Paper No. 2 2022, NYU Law School, with Sarah Ganty), 'Kirchberg Salami Lost in Bosphorus: The Multiplication of the Judicial Independence Standards and the Future of the Rule of Law in Europe' (60 JCMS 2022, with Petra Bárd), 'Nationality-Based Bans from the Schengen Zone' (Yale J Int'l L (Perspectives) 2023, with Sarah Ganty and Suryapratim Roy); 'Admitting Ukraine to the EU: Article 49 TEU is the "Special Procedure"' (EU Law Live 2022, with Ronald Janse); 'Independence of the Court of Justice of the European Union: Unchecked Member States Power after the Sharpston Affair (27 ELJ 2021, with Graham Butler); 'War as a Pretext to Wave the Rule of Law Goodbye?' (27 ELJ 2021, with Petra Bárd); 'EU Values are Law, after All' (YEL 2020, with Kim Scheppele and Barbara Grabowska-Moroz); 'The Victims of Citizenship' (COMPAS Oxford, 2021-56), and 'Ending the Passport Apartheid' (I-CON 2020).
Among his recent public talks and lectures is the seminar on 'European Union's Citizenship Apartheid' held at Yale Law School in April 2022 with remarks from Ian Urbina, Daniel Markovits and Sarah Iglesias Sanchez; lecture at Prof Joppke's Bern citizenship seminar in October 2022; public discussion 'How to Save the Rule of Law?' with Michal Wawrykiewicz at Harvard Law School in February 2023; a seminar on 'EU Taking the Side of the Abusers' at Princeton School of Public and International Affairs in March 2023, a roundtable discussion on Ukraine's EU membership prospects with Professors Komarova, Gehring and Hubner at Yale Law School, held in April 2023, the Princeton Roundtable on Citizenship and Residence Sales with Professors David Abraham, Hans Ulrich Jessurun d'Oliveira, Sophie Meunier, Suryapratim Roy, Kristin Surak and John Torpey in May 2023 and a May 2023 roundtable at the American Society of International Law in Washington DC, hosted by Dr. Justine Stefanelli, among miryad others.
Besides the 1M grant from Stiftung Mercator for clinical Rule of Law work, Prof. Kochenov was PI on 'Rule of Law Practices' in the Horizon2020 RECONNECT consortium marked by the European Commission as an exemplary Horizon 2020 project, and won numerous other grants, scholarships and awards. Serving the academic community, Dimitry Vladimirovich sat on ERC Advanced grants panels, national research councils, and took part in the FCT national research assessment of Portuguese institutions of higher education. He sits on the editorial boards, inter alia, of the Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, Review of Democracy, Oxford Encyclopaedia of European Law, and Review of Central and East European Law.
Before returning to CEU Dimitry Vladimirovich was a professor in Groningen (in the North of the Netherlands) and held visiting appointments at Princeton University (Crane Fellowship in Law and Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School and a Visiting Professorship at the University Center for Human Values); University of Oxford (COMPAS, School of Anthropology); NYU Law School (Émile Noël Fellowship); College of Europe (Visiting Professorship); Basel Institute of Global Studies (Visiting Fellowship); Boston College (Senior Clough Fellowship); University of Turin (Visiting Chair in Private Law), LUISS Guido Carli (Rome, Visiting Co-Chair in EU Law), UNAM Mexico, Osaka Graduate School of Law and countless others. He served as the founding chairman of the Investment Migration Council (Geneva). Prof. Kochenov consults governments and international organizations on the subjects of his interest. He has done work for The Kingdom of the Netherlands, Malta, European and Scottish parliaments and acted as expert in front of courts. So he was retained as an expert by Clifford Chance in some of the Bancoult cases, helping the Chagossians expelled from their archipelago by the British Crown. The New Yorker, The Economist, FT, NYT, BBC, CBC, NBC, Le Monde, Rzeczpospolita, The i Newspaper and other leading outlets paid attention to Dimitry's work / published his op-eds and interviews. Among the honours he received, there is a cookie named after him at Black and Bloom in Groningen. His essay on Passport Apartheid has been featured in the exhibition materials at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich, accompanying Alfredo Jaar's growndbreaking installation "1.000.000 German Passports".
Dimitry Vladimirovich is currently working on two monographs: EU Rule of Law Case-Book (with Laurent Pech and Barbara Grabowska-Moroz) and EU Citizenship: Ius Tractum of Many Faces (on contract with Hart), as well as three edited volumes: Research Handbook on the Politics of Constitutionalism (EE, 2023, with Mark Tushnet) and Rule of Law Crisis in the EU (Oxford, 2024, with Jan Wouters et al.) and Investment Migration in Europe and the World (Bloomsbury, 2023, with Madeleine Sumption and Martijn van den Brink).
The latest double special issue he co-edited is for The Hague Journal of the Rule of Law Vol. 14 2-3, 2022 (with Barbara Grabowska-Moroz, Joelle Grogan, and Larent Pech). It is dedicated to the Rule of Law in the EU.
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Dimitri Kocenov, Cetățenia (Cluj, Idea 2023, Bertha Savu, trans.), pp. 323.
Dimitry Kochenov and Kristin Surak (eds), Citizenship and Residence Sales: The Changing Boundaries of Belonging (Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. xxii + 570.
Mark Tushnet and Dimitry Kochenov (eds), Research Handbook on the Politics of Constitutional Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2023, in press), pp. 950.
Dimitry Kochenov and Sarah Ganty, 'EU Lawlessness Law: Europe's Passport Apartheid from Indifference to Torture and Killing' Jean Monnet Working Papers No. 2, 2022, pp. 94 (published in 2023).
Dimitry Kochenov, ‘EU Rule of Law Today: Limiting, Excusing, or Abusing Power?’, in Anna Södersten and Edwin Hercock (eds), The Rule of Law in the EU: Crisis and Solutions (SIEPS, Stockholm 2023), pp. 18–23 [ssrn].
Dimitry Kochenov, ‘Dialogical Rule of Law in the Hands of the Court of Justice: Analysis and Critique’, CEU DI Working Paper No. 11, 2023, pp. 47 [ssrn].
Sarah Ganty, Dimitry Kochenov and Suryapratim Roy, ‘Nationality-Based Bans from the Schengen Zone: Dissecting the Populist Proposal and Its Unlawful Implementation in Poland and the Baltic States’, 47Yale Journal of International Law Online 2023 (in press). An earlier version is available as COMPAS Working Paper (University of Oxford) No. 22-160, 2022, pp. 41.
Dimitry Kochenov, 'The Victims of Citizenship: Feudal Statuses for Sale in the Hypocrisy Republic', in Dimitry Kochenov and Kristin Surak (eds), Citizenship and Residence Sales: The Changing Boundaries of Belonging (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 70-108.
Dimitry Kochenov, 'Abstract Citizenship in the Age of Concrete Human Rights', in Mark Tushnet and Dimitry Kochenov (eds), Research Handbook on the Politics of Constitutional Law (Edward Elgar, 2023, in press).
Dimitry Kochenov and Kristin Surak, ‘Introduction: Learning from Investment Migration’, in Dimitry Kochenov and Kristin Surak (eds), Residence and Citizensihp Sales: The Changing Boundaries of Belonging (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023), pp. 1-22.
Mark Tushnet and Dimitry Kochenov, 'Introduction. The Politics of Constitutional Law', in Mark Tushnet and Dimitry Kochenov (eds), Research Handbook on the Politics of Constitutional Law (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2023, in press).
Dimitry Kochenov, Shtetësia, AlbJuris, 2022 (trans. Ardina Buna and Redon Luli).
Barbara Grabowska-Moroz, Joelle Grogan, Dimitry Kochenov and Laurent Pech (eds), ‘Reconciling the Theory and the Practice of the Rule of Law in the European Union’, 14(2-3) The Hague Journal of the Rule of Law, 2022, pp 101–369 (a double special issue).
Dimitry Kochenov and Petra Bárd, 'Kirchberg Salami Lost in Bosphorus: The Multiplication of the Judicial Independence Standards and the Future of the Rule of Law in Europe' 60 Journal of Common Market Studies, 2022 pp. 150-165.
Dimitry Kochenov and Graham Butler, ‘Independence of the Court of Justice of the European Union: Unchecked Member States Power after the Sharpston Affair’ 27 European Law Journal, 2021, pp. 262-296 (published in July 2022).
Dimitry Kochenov and Nikos Lavranos, 'Achmea versus the Rule of Law: CJEU's Dogmatic Dismissal of Investors' Rights in the Backsliding Member States of the European Union', 14 The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law 2022, pp. 195-219.
Petra Bárd and Dimitry Kochenov, ‘War as a Pretext to Wave the Rule of Law Goodbye? The Case for EU’s Constitutional Awakening’, 27 European Law Journal, 2021, pp. 39-49 (published in July 2022).
Dimitry Kochenov and David de Groot, 'Helpful, Convoluted, and Ignorant in Principle: EU Citizenship in the Hand of the Grand Chamber in JY' 47 European Law Review, 2022, pp. 699-709.
Dimitry Kochenov, ‘“Civis Europaeus Sum”, Thirty Years On: Opinion of Advocate General Jacobs in Konstantinidis’, in Graham Butler and Adam Łazowski (eds), Shaping EU Law the British Way: UK Advocates General and the Court of Justice of the European Union, Oxord: Hart Publishing, 2022, pp. 275–284.
Dimitry Kochenov and Barbara Grabowska-Moroz, ‘Constitutional Populism versus EU Rule of Law: A Much More Complex Story than You Have Imagined’, in M. Krygier et al. (eds), Responses to Constitutional Populism, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022, pp. 462-494.
Barbara Grabowska-Moroz and Dimitry Kochenov, ‘The Loss of Face for All Those Concerned: EU Rule of Law in the Context of the “Migration Crisis”’, in V. Stoyanova and S. Smet (eds), Migrants’ Rights, Populism and Legal Resilience in Europe, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022, pp. 187-208.
Dimitry Kochenov and Elena Basheska, ‘It’s All about the Blood, Baby! The European Commission’s Ongoing Attack against Investment Migration in the Context of EU Law and International Law’, COMPAS Working Paper (University of Oxford) No. 22-161, 2022, pp. 50.
Dimitry Kochenov, ‘Court of Justice’s Grand Chamber in JY: Othering Europeans is OK’, EU Law Live January 24, 2022, pp. 4.
Dimitry Kochenov and William Thomas Worster, ‘EU’s Neo-Colonialism: Safeguarding the Purity of Ni-Vanuatu Blood through Blackmail’, EU Law Live March 8, 2022, pp. 4.
Barbara Grabowska-Moroz, Joelle Grogan, Dimitry Kochenov and Laurent Pech, ‘Special Issue Editorial: Reconciling the Theory and the Practice of the Rule of Law in the European Union’, 14 The Hague Journal on the Rule of Law (2022), pp. 101-105.
Димитрий Коченов, Гражданство: от равенства и достоинства к унижению и разделению, М.: Эксмо 2021 (перевод С. Мирошниченко).
Dimitry Kochenov, ‘Ending the Passport Apartheid. The Alternative to Citizenship is No Citizenship’, 18(4) International Journal of Constitutional Law (I-CON) 2020, pp. 1525-1530.
Kim Lane Scheppele, Dimitry Kochenov and Barbara Grabowska-Moroz, ‘EU Values Are Law, After All’, 39 Yearbook of European Law 2020, pp. 3–121. [watch related event]
Laurent Pech and Dimitry Kochenov, 'Respect for the Rule of Law in the Case-Law of the Court of Justice: A Casebook Overview of the Key Judgments since the Portuguese Judges Case', SIEPS (Stockholm) 2021 (early view). [watch a related event]
Mathieu Leloup, Dimitry Kochenov and Aleksejs Dimitrovs, ‘Non-Regression: Opening the Door to Solving the “Copenhagen Dilemma”? All Eyes on Case C-896/19 Repubblika v Il-Prim Ministru’, 46 European Law Review 2021, pp. 692–703.
Dimitry Kochenov and John Morijn, ‘Augmenting the Charter’s Role in the Fight for the Rule of Law in the European Union: The Cases of Judicial Independence and Party Financing’, 27 European Public Law 2021, pp. 759–780.
Aleksejs Dimitrovs and Dimitry Kochenov, 'Of Jupiters and Bulls: The Cooperation and Verification Mechanism as a Redundant Special Regime for the Rule of Law', 61 EU Law Live (Weekend edition, June 5, 2021).
Dimitry Kochenov, ‘Article 7 TEU: A Commentary on the Much Talked-about “Dead” Provision’, in Armin von Bogdandy et al. (eds), Defending Checks and Balances in EU Member States: Taking Stock of Europe’s Actions, Heidelberg: Springer Verlag, 2021, pp. 127–154.
Dimitry Kochenov, 'Policing the Genuine Purity of Blood: The EU Commission's Assault on Citizenship and Residence by Investment and the Future of Citizenship in the European Union', 25(1) Studies in European Affairs, 2021, pp. 33–62.
Dimitry Kochenov, ‘De Facto Power Grab in Context: Upgrading Rule of Law in Europe in Populist Times’, XL Polish Yearbook of International Law 2021, pp. 197–208. A concise version is available: Dimitry Kochenov, ‘Rule of Law as a Tool to Claim Supremacy’, in Adam Bodnar and Jakub Urbanik (eds), Περιμένοντας τους Bαρβάρους. Law in the days of Constitutional Crisis. Studies offered to Mirosław Wyrzykowski, Munich/Baden Baden: C.H. Beck/Nomos, 2021 pp. 323-336. Spanish translation available: "El Estado de Derecho como instrumento para reivindicar la supremacía”, en: J.I. Ugartemendia and A. Saiz Arnaiz (Eds), ¿Está en peligro el Estado de Derecho en la Unión Europea?, Oñate: IVAP, 2021, pp. 9-38.
Barbara Grabowska-Moroz and Dimitry Kochenov, ‘EU Rule of Law: The State of Play Following the Debate Surrounding the 2019 Commission’s Communication’, in G. Amato and B. Barbisan (eds), Rule of Law vs Majoritarian Democracy, Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2021 (in press).
Dimitry Kochenov and Jacquelyn Veraldi, 'The Commission against the Internal Market and EU Citizen's Rigths: Trying to Shoot down Sputnik with the "Digital Green Certificate"?' 12 European Journal of Risk Regulation 2021, pp. 404-414. [watch a related event]
Oskar J. Gstrein, Dimitry Kochenov and Andrej Zwitter, ‘A Terrible Great Idea? COVID-19 “Vaccination Passports” in the Spotlight’, COMPAS Working Paper (University of Oxford) No. 153, 2021, 28 pp. [watch a related event]
Jacquelyn D. Veraldi and Dimitry Kochenov, ‘EU COVID Certificate: A Vehicle of Arbitrary Restrictions’, EU Law Live, October 2021, 6 pp.
Oskar J. Gstrein and Dimitry Kochenov, ‘Blockchain and Citizenship: Uneasy Bedfellows’ in Oreste Pollicino and Giovanni De Gregorio (eds), Blockchain and Public Law, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2021, pp. 59-75.
Paul Kalinichenko and Dimitry Kochenov, ‘Introductory Note to Amendments to the 1993 Constitution of the Russian Federation Concerning International Law (2020)', 60 International Legal Materials 2021, pp. 341-346.
Dimitry Kochenov, ‘Victims of Citizenship: Feudal Statuses for Sale in the Hypocrisy Republic’, COMPAS Working Paper (University of Oxford) No. 156, 2021, 43 pp.
Dimitry Kochenov, Guest Editorial: Upgrading Rule of Law in Europe in Populist Times’, XII(1) Pravni Zapisi 2021, pp. 16–28.
Courses taught by Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov
Events with involvement of Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov
|Brown Bag Seminar on Citizenship and Passport Apartheid by Prof. Dimitry Kochenov |
April 12, 2022 - 10:30am
|EU Rule of Law Case-Law: Crucial Recent Developments |
June 4, 2021 - 10:00am