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The battle over Strasbourg: The protection of human rights across Europe has suffered a setback, thanks to the Court of Justice of the European Union by Michel Petite

18 March 2015

On 18 December 2014 – and for the second time in 10 years – the Court of Justice in Luxembourg delivered a negative opinion on the draft agreement regarding the EU’s accession and on the related implications for the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. This comes as a major setback for a process that was carefully prepared by the European Commission, discussed and negotiated between the member states of the Union, and between the EU and the Council of Europe. Michel Petite considers why the Court of Justice came to a negative opinion and the logical next steps.

This article first appeared in Competition Law Insight for 17 February 2015 (www.competitionlawinsight.com).

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The battle over Strasbourg: The protection of human rights across Europe has suffered a setback, thanks to the Court of Justice of the European Union by Michel Petite

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