The EU Accession to the ECHR

Edited by: Vasiliki Kosta, Nikos Skoutaris, Vassilis P. Tzevelekos

Now available in paperback! Article 6 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides that the EU will accede to the system of human rights protection of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Protocol No 9 in the Treaty of Lisbon opens the way for accession. This represents a major change in the relationship between two organisations that have co-operated closely in the past. The accession of the EU to the ECHR is expected to put an end to the informal dialogue-and allegedly also competition-between the two regimes in Europe, and to establish formal hierarchies. Questions of autonomy and independence, of attribution and allocation of responsibility, of co-operation, and legal pluralism will all arise, with consequences for the protection of human rights in Europe. This book seeks to understand how relations between the two organisations are likely to evolve after accession, and whether this new model will bring more coherence in European human rights protection. It analyzes from several different, yet interconnected, points of view and relevant practice the draft Accession Agreement, shedding light on future developments in the ECHR and beyond. Contributions to the book span classic public international law, EU law and the law of the ECHR. They are written by a mix of legal and non-legal experts from academia and practice. (Series: Modern Studies in European Law, Vol. 48) [Subject: European Law, Human Rights Law, Public International Law]

Publication Date: 8/25/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781509909261

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