EU and ECHR: Conflict or Harmony?
2 Pages Posted: 7 Feb 2013
Date Written: January 31, 2013
With the upcoming accession of the European Union to the European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) a new and possibly final stage in the remarkable development of fundamental rights in EU law has begun. According to the joint communication from Presidents Costa (the European Court of Human Rights, ECtHR) and Skouris (the Court of Justice of the European Union, ECJ) ‘[t]he accession of the EU to the Convention constitutes a major step in the development of the protection of fundamental rights in Europe. The Member States of the EU have enshrined the principle of that accession in the Treaty of Lisbon.’
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