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|Title:||Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms|
|Entry Into Force Date:||1988-11-01|
|Description:||Protocol No. 7 to the European Convention on Human Rights adds the following rights: the right of aliens to procedural guarantees in the event of expulsion from the territory of a State; the right of a person convicted of a criminal offence to have the conviction of sentence reviewed by a higher tribunal; the right to compensation in the event of a miscarriage of justice; the right not to be tried or punished in criminal proceedings for an offence for which one has already been acquitted or convicted; and equality of rights and responsibilities as between spouses. This Protocol has been amended according to the provisions of Protocol no. 11 to the Convention (ETS no. 155) as from its entry into force, on 1st November 1998.
A summary and more information is available from the Council of Europe web site.
The web site provides the text of the convention, as well as list of signatures and ratifications, declarations, an explanatory report, and a summary.
|Legal Citation:||ETS 117|
|Amends:||Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms|
|Amended By:||Protocol No. 11 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms|
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|Keywords:||administration of justice
|Document Creator:||Council of Europe, Legal Affairs, Treaty Office|
|Site Administrator:||Council of Europe|