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Accession of the European Union
What is EU accession?
The accession of the European Union to the Convention became a legal obligation under the Treaty of Lisbon, which entered into force on 1 December 2009.
The legal basis for the accession of the EU is provided for by Article 59, paragraph 2 (“the European Union may accede to this Convention”), as amended by Protocol No. 14 to the Convention which entered into force on 1 June 2010.
The Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe gave an ad-hoc mandate to its Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) to elaborate, in co-operation with the European Commission, the necessary legal instrument for the accession.
Speech by the President Dean Spielmann: Helsinki (06/09/2013) joint meeting European Union & ECHR
Final report to the CDDH (10/06/2013)
Joint Statement Issued by the Presidents of the Two European Courts
Accession by the EU to the Convention: Answers to frequently asked questions