Присоединение Европейского Союза к Европейской Конвенции о защите прав человека и основных свобод: анализ Заключения Суда ЕС 2/13
The entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty has enabled the European Union to start negotiations on accession to the European Convention on Human Rights. The agreed draft agreement was submitted to the European Court of Justice, which was to address the issue of the draft's compliance with the founding treaties of the European Union. Contrary to expectations, the Court issued a negative opinion on December 18, 2014, effectively blocking the process of EU accession to the Convention. The article examines the reasons why the EU has sought to acceded the Convention and provides a detailed analysis of the arguments put forward by the EU Court in support of its position.