Beware of lawyers bearing gifts: A critical evaluation of the Report of WG II to the European Convention on incorporation of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and accession to the European Convention of Human Rights.

Stephen Carruthers, Dublin Institute of Technology

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This article was peer-reviewed for publication.


This article undertakes a critical analysis of the fundamental rights provisions of the draft Treaty establishing a Constitution for Europe as presented to the President of the European Council in Rome on 18 July 2003, and in particular the Articles in Parts I and II of the draft Constitution incorporating proposals made in the final Report of Working Group II on “Incorporation of the Charter/Accession to the ECHR”.