The CDDH ad hoc negotiation group (“46+1”)* on the EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights held its 13th meeting on 10-13 May 2022. In total, more than 80 delegates participated in this meeting, which took place in hybrid format. The handling of interstate applications (Art. 33 of the Convention) and of requests for an advisory opinion (Protocol no. 16 to the Convention) post-accession, the voting rights in the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe as well as the Common Foreign and Security Policy were among the topics discussed.
(*) The name of the group has been changed from “47+1” to “46+1” following the cessation of the membership of the Russian Federation to the Council of Europe on 16 March 2022.