The impact of Art. 6.1 ECHR on competition law enforcement in France and the United Kingdom

Introduction France and the United Kingdom belong to two legal orders : the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [1] (ECHR) and the European Union [2] (EU). These two Treaties pursue different objectives : whereas the ECHR aims at establishing a community of rights based on the rule of law the European Union intends among other things to make a single market by fostering competition. National legislations and national institutions have been set up in both countries to implement these provisions. In particular, both France and the UK have created authorities to enforce competition law prohibitions by sanctioning anticompetitive practices, namely the prohibition of agreements [3] and abuse of dominant position [4]. These authorities wield considerable

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Thomas Perroud, The impact of Art. 6.1 ECHR on competition law enforcement in France and the United Kingdom, 25 September 2008, e-Competitions Bulletin ECHR, Art. N° 21954

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