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8th October 2021
External Relations & Trade Human Rights Institutional law

Analysis: “Opinion 1/19, the practice of ‘common accord’, and incomplete mixity: paving a way for concluding the Istanbul Convention?” by Gesa Kübek

The Commission’s proposal for a decision on the conclusion of the Istanbul Convention by the European Union has been stuck in the Council since 2016, with some Member States rejecting (the EU’s accession to) the Convention. On 6 October 2021, with its decision in Opinion 1/19, the Court of Justice paved a way for the EU to conclude the Istanbul Convention in the absence of a ‘common accord’ of the Member States. At the same time, it left the decision to embark on that way largely at the discretion of the Member States in the Council.

Opinion 1/19 covered several issues of particular relevance for the law of EU external relations, and a comprehensive Op-Ed on it by Merijn Chamon will soon be published on EU Law Live. This brief Ana

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