Sunday, December 27, 2009

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)

Thus, Europe is 'blessed' with two distinct but closely related fundamental rights treaties supervised by two independent European courts -- the European Court of Human Rights and the [European Court of Justice]. It remains to be seen how these two fundamental rights systems will interact with each other and how they will accommodate possibly divergent or conflicting jurisprudence.

--Netherlands-based scholar Dr. Nikolaos Lavranos, in his ASIL Insight tracing the history, evolution, and future of efforts to constitutionalize regional integration in Europe. The 2 treaties to which he refers are: respecting the ECtHR, the 1950 Convention of Human Rights, and respecting the ECJ, the 2000 Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, rendered binding by the December 1 entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, on which we've posted.

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