Last year ended with a major set-back for the accession of the EU to the ECHR. On December 18, 2014, the European Court of Justice delivered its long awaited Opinion 2/13 on the accession agreement, declaring it to be incompatible with the EU Treaties. Opinion 2/13 has been met with fierce criticism in the blogosphere (see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here). It raises a range of questions relating to the autonomy of EU law, the ECJ's alleged monopoly for human rights protection in EU law matters, and of course the future of the accession process. Will Article 6(2) TEU remain an unfulfilled obligation?
To discuss these and other questions, the Jean Monnet Center at NYU Law School will hold a lunch-time discussion on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the lounge of 22 Washington Square North. Thomas Streinz (Hauser Global Scholar, NYU) will provide a short introduction, network member Daniel Halberstam (Michigan) will offer remarks., and network member Peter Lindseth (UConn, Senior Emile Noël Fellow at NYU this term) will chair.
Lunch will be served from 12:00 PM onwards, the presentation will begin at 12:30 PM and the discussion should officially end at 2:00 PM (but could of course be continued informally over coffee).
If you are in New York and interested in attending, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.