The specificity and added value of the acquis of the Council of Europe treaty law

08 Oct 2009

Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights

This report is concerned with the extent to which the Council of Europe’s treaty law can be regarded as having both specificity and added value. It defines the considerations relevant to establishing such characteristics and examines the content and implementation of treaties that have been adopted in the six principal groupings of them that have been identified. The report finds that at the time of adoption the provisions in the treaties were entirely relevant and to a very large extent adequate for the issues being addressed.