11th Meeting of the Negotiation Group on EU accession

The negotiation group (“47+1”) on EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights held its 11th meeting from 5 – 8 October 2021. Due to the COVID-pandemic, the meeting was held as a hybrid meeting (i.e. with delegates participating both in the meeting room and via video-conference). In total, more than 70 delegates participated.

The Group discussed proposals related to the EU’s specific mechanism of the procedure before the European Court of Human Rights, the operation of inter-party applications (Article 33 of the Convention), the principle of mutual trust between EU member states and other provisions of the draft Accession Agreements (notably Articles 6-8). The Group will hold its next meeting from 7-10 December 2021.