Council of Europe and European Union negotiators reached initial agreement Friday in Strasbourg on the European Union’s accession to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), after three years of negotiations. This draft agreement will now be sent to European Court of Justice in Luxembourg in order for it to express it’s opinion. Accession to the ECHR has been made a legal obligation of the EU since the adoption of the Lisbon Treaty on December 13th, 2007 which entered into ...

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