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Tarakhel v. Switzerland (ECtHR), Appl. no. 29217/12, of 4 Nov. 2014

Introduction The Tarakhel v. Switzerland judgment underlines the importance of ensuring fundamental rights in the Dublin system and the problems in making the Dublin system consistent with the obligations and rights of the ECHR. The Dublin III Regulation sets criteria … Continue reading

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Announcement #6: Conference on the Future Role of the ECtHR in Copenhagen (15 November 2013)

Recent years have seen a growing number of discussions about the role of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). Some critics have accused the ECtHR of engaging in judicial activism, using its own notion of evolutionary interpretation to gradually … 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 #10: Pollicino on the first steps of ECHR and EU legal orders

In the last number of the Comparative Law Review (Vol. 3, No. 2, available online) there is a very interesting paper by Oreste Pollicino, Associate Professor of Law at the Bocconi University in Milan, on the genesis and the first … 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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UK-led initiative to weaken the European Court of Human Rights

The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) is one of the icons of democracy, liberty and respect for individuals in Europe. The issues of the Court’s jurisdiction are so important that it is a requirement for countries that want to … Continue reading

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