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CYPRUS: RECOGNISE ANIMALS AS SENTIENT BEINGS AND FULFILL ARTICLE 13 OF THE LISBON TREATY > https://www.change.org/p/mr-nicos-anastasiades-president-of-republic-of-cyprus-recognise-animals-as-sentient-beings-and-fulfil-article-13-of-the-lisbon-treaty

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Czech Republic ...the Czech Rep.became a member of the European Union in 2004, signed the Lisbon treaty in 2007 and ratified it in 2009 as the last EU member

Article 6 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) provides that the EU will accede to the system of human rights protection of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Protocol No 9 in the Treaty of Lisbon opens the way for accession. This represents a major change in the relationship between two organisations that have co-operated closely in the past, though the ECHR has hitherto exercised only an indirect constitutional control over the EU legal order through scrutiny of EU Member…