Commission Question – Leaving the European Convention on Human Rights

Question to the Commission for written answer E-009118/2015

Jonathan Arnott (EFDD)

Subject: Leaving the European Convention on Human Rights

The British Prime Minister has not ruled out the possibility of Britain seceding from the European Convention on Human Rights. Under current EU law, is this compatible with continued British membership of the European Union?

EN

E-009118/2015

Answer given on behalf of the Commission by Ms Jourová (7.8.2015)

 The Commission is not aware that any Member State has expressed its intention to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, and hopes that such a situation would remain purely hypothetical.

The Commission would also like to refer the Honourable Member to its joint reply to questions P-002853/11 and E-002857/11.

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