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EU accession to Human Rights Convention

Let's overcome hurdles to ensure EU accedes to the Human Rights Convention, says President of the Parliamentary Assembly
Parlimentary Assembly Strasbourg 18 December 2014
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EU accession to Human Rights Convention

“I note the view of the Court of Justice of the EU, made public in its opinion today, that the proposed arrangements for the EU’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights are not – as they stand at the moment – compatible with EU law,” the President of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Anne Brasseur said today.

“I call on the negotiators to carefully study this opinion, and immediately set to work to overcome the legal hurdles identified by the Court. We have begun a historic process, and I remain convinced that a coherent Europe-wide system of human rights protection is strongly in the interest of all of us.”

See also:
The Council of Europe and the European Union