Regional Treaties

last updated April 2015

 

Regional Conventions (in ascending chronological order)

Statute of the Council of Europe

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: November 26, 1991

Entered into force on August 3, 1949

European Convention on the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

 

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: October 30, 2000

Original Convention entered into force on September 3, 1952

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

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: December 4, 2002

Entered into force on May 2, 1968

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

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: May 20, 1997

Entered into force on March 1, 1985

Protocol No. 7 (Extending list of protected rights)

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on November 1, 1998

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

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: May 3, 2002

Entered into force on April 1, 2005

Protocol No. 12 (Prohibition of Discrimination)

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on April 1, 2005

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

 

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: January 29, 2004

Entered into force on July 1, 2003

Protocol No. 14 (Amending control systems of Convention)

 

Signed on: November 10, 2004

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on June 1, 2010

Protocol No. 15 (Effectiveness of ECHR)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: Not entered into force

Protocol No. 16 (ECHR Advisory opinions)

Signed on: No action taken

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on: Not entered into force

European Social Charter (Revised)

Signed on: October 25, 2005

Ratified on: No action taken

Entered into force on November 2004

European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

Ratified on: October 10, 1994

Entered into force on February 1, 1989

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

Ratified on:  March 24, 1995

Entered into force on: No action taken

Protocol No. 2 (Technical amendments)

Ratified on March 24, 1995

Entered into force on March 1, 2002

Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

Signed on: May 16, 2005

Ratified on: November 17, 2008

Entered into force on February 1, 2008

Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse

Signed on: October 25, 2007

Ratified on: February 20, 2015

Entered into force on July 1, 2010

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

Signed on: December 12, 2012

Ratified on: April 27, 2015

Entered into force on August 1, 2014