The challenging relationship between the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU legal order: consequences of a delayed accession

Martin Kuijer*

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Abstract

The consequences of a prolonged non-accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights following Opinion 2/13 of the Court of Justice of the European Union may very well affect the longer-term effectiveness and viability of the Convention system. This contribution gives a succinct analysis of the institutional link between the Convention system and the EU legal order, and of the more recent interaction between the two systems, arguing that both were on what seemed to be a collision course until recently. The author stresses the continued need for an institutionalised arrangement between both regional courts working in the same geographic area interpreting similar human rights standards.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)998–1010
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Human Rights
Volume24
Issue number7
Early online date21 Nov 2018
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2020

Bibliographical note

Issue 7: The Relationship Between the European Convention on Human Rights and Wider International Law

Keywords

  • Accession EU to ECHR
  • European Convention on Human Rights
  • Opinion 2/13 CJEU

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