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Competition law and the ECHR: An overview of ECHR and EU case law

I. Introduction This Foreword, in its 2013 version, illustrated the relationship between the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and the European Union (EU) treaties under the well-known adage: “je t’aime, moi non plus” [1]. Over two years later, nothing is new under the sun. The EU and the ECHR remain in what could be characterized as a somewhat “precarious” relationship (Section II). While the EU hoped to accede to the ECHR soon after the Lisbon Treaty’s entry into force, the rejection of such accession by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) appears to be a missed opportunity to clarify the EU/ECHR relationship (Section III). This article will also explore selected noteworthy issues arising from recent case law of the CJEU and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) (Section

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Eric Morgan de Rivery, Etienne Chassaing, Competition law and the ECHR: An overview of ECHR and EU case law, 19 April 2016, e-Competitions Bulletin ECHR, Art. N° 79009

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