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The Link between the Eu and the Echr (Published)

The ECHR has played a major role in incorporating the ECHR as part of the EC’s general principles, which assured the EU and its institutions to look at issues from the perspective of human rights. The ECHR has considered the convention as an unwritten human rights record in the EU. However, this was not enough to avoid the uncertainty in protecting human rights in the EU. The Treaty of Amsterdam for the first time became a general reference to the convention. An important step is considered Article 6 (2) of the Amsterdam Treaty. With the new status of the Charter following the Treaty of Lisbon, there are two international human rights documents belonging to the two supranational organizations, closed: on the one hand, the Council of Europe and the ECHR convention with the jurisprudence of her and in turn the Card inspired more by the ECHR and its jurisprudence. The question posed by this point is: Is the Charter a competitive or a threat to the convention system? Does the Charter come as an alternative to the Convention on the Protection of Human Rights in the EU?

Keywords: ECHR, EU, Human Rights, Treaty of Lisbon