Council of Europe chief attacks legal loophole on human rights

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A PAN-EUROPEAN body has criticised the 'growing contradiction' between the EU's demands that the wider world respect human rights and lack of scrutiny of its own institutions' activities.

Hans-Christian Kr├╝ger, deputy secretary-general of the 44-nation Council of Europe, believes there is no justification for the EU's continuing failure to allow its laws to be examined by the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

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