[*] 1 Respectively Professor of
International Law, European University Institute, and Manley Hudson Professor
of Law, Harvard University. Members of the Editorial Board. This analysis is
adapted from a report prepared for the Comité des Sages which was
responsible for `Leading by Example: A Human Rights Agenda for the European
Union for the Year 2000'. The Agenda was made public in October 1998 and can be
found at http://www.iue.it/AEL/. The Committee, consisted of Judge Antonio
Cassese, Mme. Catherine Lalumière, Professor Peter Leuprecht, and Mrs.
Mary Robinson. The authors are deeply indebted to the members of a Drafting
Group which discussed both the outline and many of the details of this Report.
In addition to the authors it was composed of Ms Mara Bustelo, Mr James Heenan,
Mme. Catherine Lalumière, Mr Michael O'Boyle, and Professors Andrew
Clapham, Gráinne de Búrca, Bruno de Witte and Peter Leuprecht.
They are not, however, responsible for the content of this analysis. Many of
the analyses referred to below were also prepared for the same purpose and will
be published in P. Alston (ed.), The European Union and Human Rights
(forthcoming, Oxford University Press in English, and Bruylant in French).
© Philip Alston and J.H.H. Weiler 1999
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