The rejection of EU's accession to the European Convention on the Human Rights
On 18 December 2014, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stunned the legal world by declaring that the Draft Agreement on the Accession of the EU to the European Convention on Human Rights was incompatible with the constituent treaties of the Union. In a newly published article, Stian Øby Johansen, PhD fellow at Centre for European Law, analyses one of the five separate grounds given for rejecting the Accession Agreement.
Johansen's critical analysis is on the CJEU’s interpretation and application of Article 344 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The article is published in German Law Journal, Vol 16, No 1,pp. 169-178. Read the article here.