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Book review ‘Human Rights in Contemporary European Law’ (eds. Eleonor Kristoffersson & Joakim Nergelius)

Nergelius, Joakim & Kristoffersson, Eleonor (eds.), ‘Human Rights in Contemporary European Law’, Hart Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 978-1-84946-483-3, 229 pages, €75/700 SEK. Human Rights in Contemporary European Law is a recently published book (2015) and volume 6 in the series Swedish … Continue reading

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Problematic aspects of the EU’s accession to the ECHR

Steve Peers provides an explanation of Opinion 2/13 in his article The EU’s Accession to the ECHR: The Dream Becomes a Nightmare, published in the German Law Journal recently (Vol. 16, pp. 213-222), and he is very critical to such … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #23: The Court of Justice says NO to accession to the ECHR

Only a few days before Europe’s holidays, on 18 December, the Court of Justice delivered its much awaited Opinion 2/13 on the draft agreement on EU accession to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights (ECHR). Somewhat surprisingly … Continue reading

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The EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights – the final version of the Agreement on the accession is adopted

The idea that the EU should accede to the European Convention on Human Right (ECHR) was first proposed by the European Commission in 1979. On 5th of April 2013 the final version of the Draft Agreement on Accession of the … Continue reading

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Reading suggestion #2: EU accession to the ECHR – negotiations relaunched

We have already discussed the issue of the EU’s accession to the ECHR on this blog with the review of a paper by Tommaso Pavone published in May. Now the topic is under the spotlight again. After several months of … Continue reading

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Pavone on the EU’s accession to the ECHR

With the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty the 27 EU member states took measures to unify the two separate regimes protecting human rights in Europe. Article 6 TEU provides that “the Union shall accede to the European Convention of Human … Continue reading

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