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That is actually why I would find it interesting if you would include the Court. It is really confusing to understand what bodies that have "Europe" in their name are actually part of the EU. I like it a lot that you include the  Council of Europe, and explain that it is not a part of the EU.

Now, wouldn't Lisbon make the rulings of the ECHR
binding? I thought so. Or would decisions about the Human rights convention, that is included in the treaty, be done before Court of Justice?

In general I think you have created a great tool to understand the EU. Well done.

by rz on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 08:55:37 AM EST
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Now, wouldn't Lisbon make the rulings of the ECHR
binding? I thought so. Or would decisions about the Human rights convention, that is included in the treaty, be done before Court of Justice?
Council of Europe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The European Union is expected to accede to the European Convention on Human Rights (the Convention). At their Warsaw Summit in 2005, the Heads of State and Government of all Council of Europe member states reiterated their desire for the EU to accede without delay to ensure consistent human rights protection across Europe. There are also concerns about consistency in case law - the European Court of Justice (the EU's court in Luxembourg) is treating the Convention as part of the legal system of all EU member states in order to prevent conflict between its judgements and those of the European Court of Human Rights (the court in Strasbourg interpreting the Convention). Protocol No.14 of the Convention is designed to allow the EU to accede to it and the EU Reform Treaty contains a protocol binding the EU to join. The EU would thus be subject to its human rights law and external monitoring as its member states currently are. It is further proposed that the EU join as a member of the Council of Europe once it has attained its legal personality in the Reform Treaty, possibly in 2010.[22][23]


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by Carrie (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 09:20:18 AM EST
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Thanks!

I am not up to speed on ECHR (though I should be).

A similar diagrammatic view of Lisbon might have helped avoid some of the negative (uninformed) criticism of it.

You can't be me, I'm taken

by Sven Triloqvist on Mon Apr 20th, 2009 at 09:22:11 AM EST
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