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The European union and human rights after the treaty of Lisbon

Abstract:

This article considers the state of human rights protection in the European Union (EU) after the Treaty of Lisbon. The Lisbon Treaty introduced significant changes to human rights protection in the EU, the most significant of which lie in the amendments to Article 6 of the Treaty on European Union. These provide that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights is now legally binding, having the same status as primary EU law, and that the EU 'shall accede' to the European Convention on Human Rights (...

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10.1093/hrlr/ngr038

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Douglas-Scott, S More by this author
Journal:
Human Rights Law Review
Volume:
11
Issue:
4
Pages:
645-682
Publication date:
2011-12-05
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EISSN:
1744-1021
ISSN:
1461-7781
URN:
uuid:bb4c7237-fb7f-4e0f-bd69-55c45c22590e
Source identifiers:
306916
Local pid:
pubs:306916

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