Regional Treaties and Reporting

last updated September 2014

 

Regional Conventions (in ascending chronological order)

Declarations and/or Reservations

 

Statute of the Council of Europe (ETS 001)

Acceded to on February 28, 1996

Entered into force on August 3, 1949

None

European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS 005)

 

Signed on February 28, 1996

Ratified on May 5, 1998

Original Convention entered into force on September 3, 1952

Reservation on article 5, paragraphs 3 and 4

 

 

Protocol No. 4 (Securing additional rights and fundamental freedoms) (ETS 046)

 

Signed on February 28, 1996

Ratified on May 5, 1998

Entered into force on May 2, 1968

None

 

Protocol No. 6 (On the abolition of the death penalty) (ETS 114)

 

Signed on April 16, 1997

Not yet ratified

Entered into force on March 1, 1985

 

Protocol No. 7 (Extending list of protected rights) (ETS 117)

Signed on February 28, 1996

Ratified on May 5, 1998

Entered into force on November 1, 1998

None

Protocol No. 11 (Restructuring machinery for enforcement of rights and liberties guaranteed by the Convention) (ETS 155)

 

Signed on February 28, 1996

Ratified on May 5, 1998

Entered into force on April 1, 2005

None

Protocol No. 12 (Prohibition of Discrimination) (ETS 177)

 

Signed on November 4, 2000

Not yet ratified

Entered into force on April 1, 2005 

 

Protocol No. 13 (Abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances) (ETS 187)

 

No action taken

Entered into force on July 1, 2003 

 

Protocol No. 14 (Amending control systems of Convention) (ETS 194)

 

Signed on May 4, 2006

Ratified on February 18, 2010

Entered into force on June 1, 2010

Declarations on the application of the protocol

Protocol No. 15 (Effectiveness of ECHR) (ETS 213)

No action taken

Opened for signature June, 24, 2013

 

Protocol No. 16 (ECHR Advisory opinions) (ETS 214)

No action taken

Opened for signature October 2, 2013

None

European Social Charter (Revised) (ETS 163)

Signed on September 14, 2000

Ratified on October 16, 2009

Entered into force on January 7, 1999

Declarations on various articles in Part II

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (ETS 126)

 

 

Signed on February 28, 1996

Ratified on May 5, 1998

Entered into force on February 1, 1989

None

Protocol No.1  (Inviting non-member state participation) (ETS 151)

 

Signed on February 28, 1996

Ratified on May 5, 1998

Entered into force on March 1, 2002

None

 

Protocol No. 2 (Technical amendments) (ETS 152)

Signed on February 28, 1996

Ratified on May 5, 1998

Entered into force on March 1, 2002

None

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (ETS 197)

 

No action taken

Entered into force on February 1, 2008

None

Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (ETS 201)

 

Signed on October 1, 2012

Ratified on August 9, 2013

Entered into force on July 1, 2010

Reservations on article 20, 21, 24, and 25; Declaration on article 37

Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (Istanbul Convention) (ETS 210)

No action taken

Entered into force on August 1, 2014