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12th October 2021
External Relations & Trade Human Rights Institutional law Justice & Litigation

Op-Ed: “The Court’s Opinion in Avis 1/19 regarding the Istanbul Convention” by Merijn Chamon

On 6 October 2021 the Court of Justice (EU) ruled that for the conclusion of the Istanbul Convention, the EU is not required to wait for the completion of the ratification by the Member States but neither is the EU required to go ahead and complete its own ratification of the Convention before the Member States have done so. While this may be the main take home message from the Opinion, the Court also dealt with finer points of the law governing the EU’s external relations and the procedure before the Court.

This Op-Ed will build on earlier publications on EU Law Live, notably the Insight published on the oral hearing and the Op-Ed on AG Hogan’s Opinion. Just like the latter Op-Ed, this one will be structured around the three main

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