THE IMPACT OF EUROPEAN UNION ACCESSION TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS: DEVELOPMENTS AND PERSPECTIVES

 Introduction

 Both legal and political doctrine in the past several dozen years experienced a great development of the idea about the accession of the European Union (EU) to the system of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR), including the issues related to responsibility sharing, policy making and last but not least conflict of jurisdiction between the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The EU accession to the ECHR is considered to be a major step in the development of human rights in Europe. … read more