The Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) ad hoc negotiation group (“47+1”) on the European Union accession to the European Convention on Human Rights held its 6th meeting from 29 September – 1 October 2020.
Due to the COVID-pandemic, the meeting was held as a hybrid meeting (i.e. with delegates participating both in the meeting room and via video-conference). In total, more than 90 delegates participated.
The present meeting was the first meeting of the Group since April 2013. The Group had reconvened following the request by the European Union to reopen the accession negotiations in October 2019 and the Committee of Ministers’ decision to provide the Group with new terms of reference in January 2020 to finalise the accession instruments. The Group had previously held an informal meeting in June 2020.
The 7th negotiation meeting is scheduled for 24-27 November 2020.