Presentatie jaarverslag EVRM-Hof
Nieuwsbericht | 13-02-2012
Over de toetreding van de EU tot het EVRM zei hij het volgende:
“One important issue for the future of the Convention system is EU accession. Last October a draft accession treaty was submitted by the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH) to the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe for consideration and further guidance. However, since then the process seems to be stalled. Without accession the EU is left in the anomalous position of not being subject to the same external scrutiny as its Member States. Moreover accession is now urgently needed for the sake of preserving legal certainty in the field of European fundamental rights protection. The increasing number of binding legal instruments laying down fundamental rights within the EU legal system – and the risk of confusion which goes with it – only reinforces the need for an external mechanism capable of providing legal certainty as to the minimum protection standard applicable in the field. This was recognised in the Lisbon Treaty which provides that this anomaly is to be removed. After some thirty years of discussion all that now appears to be lacking is the political will to overcome the last obstacles. I would therefore urge the Member States to make every possible effort to reach a compromise allowing the completion of the process.”
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