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2013

Final report to the CDDH (including the draft agreement on the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights)   47+1(2013)008
Draft Explanatory report to the Agreement on the Accession of the European Union to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms   47+1(2013)007
Revised chairperson’s proposal on outstanding issues   47+1(2013)006
Participation of the EU in the Committee of Ministers when the latter takes decisions other than those expressly provided in the Convention: implications of the various options under discussion   47+1(2013)005
Secretariat proposal for a Draft additional Rule for the supervision of the execution of judgments and of the terms of friendly settlements in cases to which the European Union is a party   47+1(2013)004
Common paper of Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland, Russian Federation, Turkey and Ukraine on major concerns regarding the Draft revised Agreement on the Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights   47+1(2013)003
Draft Explanatory report to the Agreement on the Accession of the European Union to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms   47+1(2013)002
Chairperson’s proposal on outstanding issues   47+1(2013)001
     

2012

Submission by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), (7 November 2012) ETUC
The AIRE Centre: Comments on the Draft Revised Agreement on the Accession of the European Union to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms,(7 November 2012)   AIRE
NGO submissions on EU accession to ECHR (Amnesty International, ICJ, the AIRE Centre), (5 November 2012)   NGOs
Andorra paper: “EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. Reflections dealing with problems arising from the second 47 +1 meeting ”   471(2012)007
Relevant excerpts of the Report of the 75th meeting of the CDDH (19-22 June 2012)   47+1(2012)002
Decisions of the 1145th meeting of the Ministers' Deputies (13 June 2012)   47+1(2012)001
     

2011

Report to the Committee of Ministers on the elaboration of legal instruments for the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights CDDH(2011)009
Final version of the draft legal instruments on the Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights (19 July 2011)   CDDH-UE(2011)16
Opinion of the Directorate of Programmes, Finance and Linguistic Services on Article 8 of the draft Accession Agreement   CDDH-UE(2011)17
Submission of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions to the Extraordinary Meeting of the CDDH (October 2011)   NHRI submission
European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) submission dated 16 June 2011   ETUC Submission
Memorandum by the Secretariat – Amendment of the Rules of the Committee of Ministers for the supervision of the execution of judgments and of the terms of friendly settlements   CDDH-UE(2011)14
Draft revised Article [9] – Participation of the European Union in the expenditure related to the Convention CDDH-UE(2011)13
Memorandum by the Secretariat on legal issues raised during the 7th working meeting   CDDH-UE(2011)12
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Draft revised Explanatory report to the draft Agreement on the Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights   CDDH-UE(2011)11
Draft revised agreement on the accession of the EU to the Convention accession as revised on the basis of the discussion of May meeting   CDDH-UE(2011)10
See Appendices III and IV
Admissibility of claims in the light of accession of the EU to the ECHR dated 23 may 2011   Meijers Committee
AIRE Center & Amnesty International submission dated 11 May 2011   AIRE & AI submission
Comments of the Italian delegation on the draft revised Explanatory Report to the Agreement on the Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights   CDDH-UE(2011)09
Draft revised Explanatory Report to the Agreement on the Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights   CDDH-UE(2011)08
Relevant excerpts from 72nd CDDH meeting report (Strasbourg, 29 March – 1st April 2011)    CDDH-UE(2011)07
Explanatory report to the draft agreement on the accession of the EU to the Convention   CDDH-UE(2011)05
Draft agreement on the accession of the EU to the Convention   CDDH-UE(2011)04
Draft additional elements prepared by the Secretariat on Procedural means guaranteeing the prior involvement of the Court of Justice of the EU in cases in which it has not been able to pronounce on compatibility of an EU act with fundamental rights (Item C.5 of the provisional list of issues)   CDDH-UE(2011)02
Draft elements prepared by the Secretariat on Final Clauses (Chapter E of the draft list of issues)   CDDH-UE(2011)01
Comments and Proposals on the Draft agreement on the accession of the EU to the Convention (CDDH-UE (2011)04) and on the Explanatory report to the draft agreement on the accession of the EU to the Convention (CDDH-UE(2011)05) submitted by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) to the CDDH-UE Working Group (10/03/2011)   Proposals ETUC/CES
Response of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions: EU Accession to the ECHR for CDDH-UE meeting on March 15-18 2011   NHRI Submission
AIRE Centre and Amnesty International (14/03/2011)   AIRE & AI Contribution
     

2010

Draft revised elements prepared by the Secretariat on the Introduction of a co-respondent mechanism   CDDH-UE(2010)16
Draft elements prepared by the Secretariat on Institutional and Financial issues (Chapter D of the draft list of issues)   CDDH-UE(2010)15
Draft elements prepared by the Secretariat on the Procedure before the European Court of Human Rights (Chapter C of the draft list of issues)   CDDH-UE(2010)12
Draft elements for an accession agreement on General Issues and on Technical adaptations to provisions of the ECHR and other instruments with respect to the EU as a contracting party  (Chapters A and B of the draft list of issues)   CDDH-UE(2010)11
Item A. 2 - Scope of the accession (competences, jurisdiction etc.)   CDDH-UE(2010)09
Draft list of issues to be discussed regarding the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights   CDDH-UE(2010)06Rev
European Parliament resolution of 19 May 2010 on the institutional aspects of the accession of the European Union to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedom   CDDH-UE(2010)03
Extracts of relevant texts of the European Union on the accession to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms   CDDH-UE(2010)02
Summary of discussions of the informal meeting of member States’representatives in the CDDH (Strasbourg, 4 May 2010)   CDDH-UE(2010)01
Views of the European Group of National Human Rights Institutions on EU Accession to the ECHR submitted to the CDDH-UE Working Group (29 November 2010)  European Group of National Human Rights Institutions
NGOs’ perspective on the EU accession to the ECHR: the proposed co-respondent procedure and consultation with civil society (3 December 2010)   NHRI Joint submission
Recommendations on the EU’s Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) submitted by the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) to the CDDH-UE Working Group (10 March 2011)   ETUC/CES