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Title: Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Alternative Title(s): European Convention on Human Rights
European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Available From: http://conventions.coe.int/Treaty/Commun/QueVoulezVous.asp?NT=005&CM=8&DF=4/25/2006&CL=ENG
http://www1.umn.edu/humanrts/instree/z17euroco.html
http://www.echr.coe.int/NR/rdonlyres/D5CC24A7-DC13-4318-B457-5C9014916D7A/0/EnglishAnglais.pdf
Conclusion Date: 1950-11-04
Entry Into Force Date: 1953-09-03
Description: "The 'European Convention on Human Rights' sets forth a number of fundamental rights and freedoms (right to life, prohibition of torture, prohibition of slavery and forced labour, right to liberty and security, right to a fair trial, no punishment without law, right to respect for private and family life, freedom of thought, conscience and religion, freedom of expression, freedom of assembly and association, right to marry, right to an effective remedy, prohibition of discrimination). More rights are granted by additional protocols to the Convention. Parties undertake to secure these rights and freedoms to everyone within their jurisdiction" (summary is available from the Council of Europe web site).
Note: there are 14 Protocols to this Convention.
The site provides the text of the treaty, a chart of signatures and ratifications, a list of declarations and reservations, and an explanatory report.
Legal Citation: ETS 5; 213 UNTS 221
EISIL Categories: Home > International Dispute Settlement > Human Rights > European Human Rights Bodies
Home > International Human Rights > Regional Systems > European System
Keywords: European System
human rights
Language(s): English
French
Document Creator: Council of Europe, Legal Affairs, Treaty Office
Treaty.Office@coe.int
Site Administrator: Council of Europe
webmaster@coe.int


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