15th Meeting of the Negotiation Group on EU accession

The CDDH ad hoc negotiation Group (“46+1”) on EU accession to the European Convention on Human Rights held its 15th meeting from 5 to 7 October 2022. The Group tentatively agreed on a proposal concerning requests for advisory opinions under Protocol no. 16 to the Convention. It also agreed to consider a new proposal concerning the election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights and continued its discussions on the issue of voting in the Committee of Ministers when supervising the implementation of the Court’s judgments by the EU, amongst other things. 

At this stage, the main outstanding issue for discussion by the group relates to the Common Foreign and Security Policy, since, as stated in the meeting report, the negotiations on other issues were drawing towards a conclusion. In this connection, the representative of the European Union informed the group that the EU and its member States are currently working on this issue and making efforts to submit a proposal as soon as possible.