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PRESS RELEASE: NGO submissions on EU accession to ECHR

16 November 2012

The AIRE Centre comments on draft EU accession agreement to European human rights convention


The AIRE Centre, Amnesty International and the Internation Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have submitted written and oral observations, in occasion of a civil society consultation meeting of the 47+1 Group in charge of the negotiations on the accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights.

The observations focussed on issues of jurisdiction, responsibility, intervention, on the possible prior involvement of the Court of Justice of the European Union, on the mechanism of co-respondence in cases involving the EU, and on the system of participation of the EU in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

Read the full text of the submission.

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