As mentioned earlier, EUglobal is hosting a workshop in the margins of the ESIL 2016 Conference in Riga. The papers for this workshop are posted here on the Interest Group blog. Today’s paper is written by Przemyslaw Tacik, and is entitled “The Contribution of the EU Accession to the European Convention on Human Rights to Shared Responsibility in International Law“. Here is an excerpt:
“The relevance of the EU’s practice for principles of shared responsibility arises chiefly from the long-term interaction between the control system of the [European Convention on Human Rights] and the organisations of European integration. […] [I]t is in case of states and international organisations (among which the EU and its forerunners have always been the most important) that Strasbourg case law has been a crucial laboratory of interactions between subjects of international law in the field of responsibility.
The role of this laboratory should only increase in the future, as the European Union is on its way to become a party to the ECHR. […] The regime of responsibility of the EU before the ECtHR – in which shared responsibility will not be an exception, but almost a rule – will constitute, in all probability, a unique legal experiment capable of significantly enriching law of international responsibility […]
The goal of this paper is to present the areas of future contribution of the EU and its member states – taking part in proceedings between the ECtHR – to the development of rules of shared responsibility in international law.”