Delegation of Court of Human Rights visits Court of Justice

A delegation from the European Court Of Human Rights yesterday visited the Court of Justice.

At a time that the European Court of Human Rights is citing the Charter of Fundamental Rights (Goodwin, [2002] ECHR 588), while the European Court of Justice has referred to the Convention since 1975 (Case 36/75, Rutili, [1975] ECR 1219), an exchange of ideas between the two Courts - to avoid, in the words of Spielmann, “conflicts, inconsistencies, and complementarities” - seems ever more important.

Thus, several members of Court of Justice visited the European Court of Human Rights in April 2004, and yesterday, a delegation of ten members of the European Court of Human Right
s, lead by President Wildhaber, made an official visit to the Court of Justice.

According to the press release, they discussed “recent developments in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights”; “recent developments in the case law of the Court of Justice concerning the protection of fundamental rights”; “protocol no 14 and its probable consequences for the working methods of the European Court of Human Rights”; and “organisation and working methods of the Court of Justice following the latest enlargement of the European Union”.


Press release
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