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  1. Dominik Zimmermann Dominik Zimmermann 14 September 2009

    In view of the accession of the EU to the European Convention of Human Rights envisaged by the Lisbon Treaty it would perhaps indeed be wise to create a (sort of) “watchdog” on the level of the Commission that is able to draw attention to current or imminent violations of fundamental rights in the EU. On the other hand i seriously wonder if not the tasks that would be covered by such a new commissioner are already sufficiently covered by the current commissioners. If indeed the work-load of the justice, freedom and security commissioner is to heavy – as suggested in the post on EU Observer – then an increase in the available resources for this commissioner would – in my view – be the more obvious solution.

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