16th 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 16th meeting in Strasbourg from 22 to 24 November 2022.

The Group’s discussions focused mainly on the issue of voting in the Committee of Ministers when supervising the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights in cases to which the EU is a party. The Group examined various options for addressing this issue and identified areas for further exploration.

In this context, the representative of the EU also updated the Group on the EU’s ongoing work to find a solution to the Basket 4 issue (cases relating to the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy). He noted that the issue would be raised at a meeting of the EU Ministers of Justice in early December.