Council of Europe - Archives 2002 on changes concerning treaties

Archives 2002 on changes concerning treaties

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30 December 2002

  Poland ratified the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (ETS No. 147).

18 December 2002

  Georgia ratified the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186).

  The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia acceded to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173).

11 December 2002

  Poland

. signed the Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid (ETS No. 1179), and
. ratified the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173.

9 December 2002

  Canada signed the Additionnal Protocol to the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 188).

5 December 2002

  Liechtenstein:

. signed the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Information of Foreign Law (ETS No. 97), and
. ratified Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances (ETS No. 187).

4 December 2002

  Latvia ratified the Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid (ETS No. 179).

  Poland ratified Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 117).

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28 November 2002

  Romania ratified the European Agreement on the Instruction and Education of Nurses (ETS No. 059).

  Liechtenstein signed the Additional Protocol on the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 167).

  Denmark ratified Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances (ETS No. 187).

  The Czech Republic signed the European Landscape Convention (ETS No. 176).

27 November 2002

  Cyprus ratified the European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services base on, or consisting of, Conditional Access (ETS No. 178).

26 November 2002

  Estonia signed the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182).

  Moldova ratified :

. the Convention for the protection of Human Rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (ETS No. 164), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings (ETS No. 168).

  Lithuania ratified :

. the Agreement on illicit traffic by sea, implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (ETS No. 156),
. the Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities (ETS No. 159), and
. Protocol No. 2 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning interterritorial co-operation (ETS No. 169).

21 November 2002

  Bulgaria, signed :

. the European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services based on, or consisting of, Conditional Access (ETS No. 178), and
. Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances (ETS No. 187).

  Poland signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS No. 181).

14 November 2002

  Hungary signed the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children (ETS No. 105).

  Albania ratified the European Social Charter (ETS No. 163).

13 November 2002

  Belgium ratified the Protocol of Amendment to the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes (ETS No. 170).

  Lithuania ratified the European Landscape Convention (ETS No. 176).

8 November 2002

  Lichtenstein signed the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches (ETS No. 120).

7 November 2002

  Russia signed the European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services based on, or consisting of, Conditional Access (ETS No. 178).

  Romania ratified the European Landscape Convention (ETS No. 176).

5 November 2002

Albania ratified the Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid (ETS No. 179).

4 November 2002

  Lithuania signed:

. the European Convention on the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (ETS No. 183), and
.the Protocol to the European Convention on the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the protection of Television Productions (ETS No. 184).

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30 October 2002

  Latvia signed the European Convention on the International Validity of Criminal Judgments (ETS No. 070).

17 October 2002

  Switzerland signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS No. 181).

  Croatia ratified:

. the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (ETS No. 165), and
. the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS No. 185).

  Lithuania ratified:

. the Convention for the protection of Human Rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (ETS No. 164), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings (ETS No. 168).

15 October 2002

  Georgia:

. signed the European Convention on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Individuals (ETS No. 101), and
. ratified the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (ETS No. 147).

4 October 2002

  Russia ratified the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-Operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities (ETS No. 106).

3 October 2002

  Finland accepted the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173).

  Cyprus signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS No. 181).

2 October 2002

  The Czech Republic ratified the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 167).

  Norway ratified the Protocol of Amendment to the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes (ETS No. 170).

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30 September 2002

  The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia acceded to :

. the European Convention on Extradition (ETS No. 24),
. the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 30),
. the European Convention on the Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 73), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 167).

18 September 2002

  Malta signed the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mututal Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182).

  Bulgaria:

. signed the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children (ETS No. 105), and
. ratified the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108).

  Lithuania:

. signed the Convention on the Liability of Hotel-keepers concerning the Property of their Guests (ETS No. 41), and
. ratified the Agreement on the Temporary Importation, free of duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for use on free loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment (ETS No. 33).

12 September 2002

  Belarus signed the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 135).

  Armenia, Austria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Finland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia signed the Additional Protocol to the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 188),

and

  Denmark, Norway and Sweden signed without reservation as to ratification the Additional Protocol to the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 188).

11 September 2002

  Turkey signed the European Convention on the Promotion of a Transnational Long-Term Voluntary Service for Young People (ETS No. 175).

  Poland:

. signed the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182), and
. ratified the Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 174).

5 September 2002

  Lithuania signed the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children (ETS No. 105).

  Sweden ratified the Protocol amending the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality (ETS No. 095).

  Australia acceded to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 112).

4 September 2002

  Slovakia:

. signed :

. the European Agreement on the Exchanges of Blood-Grouping Reagents as completed by its Additional Protocol (ETS No. 039), and
. the European Agreement relating to persons participating in proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights (ETS No. 161), and

. ratified the Agreement on illicit traffic by sea, implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (ETS No. 156).

  Cyprus signed the European Convention on the Exercice of Children's Rights (ETS No. 160).

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26 August 2002

  Cyprus ratified the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ETS No. 148).

  Romania ratified :

. the Agreement on illicit traffic by sea, implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (ETS No. 156), and
. the European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services based on, or consisting of, Conditional Access (ETS No. 178).

6 August 2002

  Romania ratified the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime (ETS No. 141).

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24 July 2002

  Slovenia signed the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS No. 185).

  Slovakia:

. signed Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances (ETS No. 187), and

. ratified the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS No. 181).

  Denmark:

. signed without reservation as to ratification the Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid (ETS No. 179), and

. ratified the European Convention on Nationality (ETS No. 166).

12 July 2002

  Bosnia and Herzegovina :

ratified :

. the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 005),
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 009),
. Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, securing certain rights and freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto (ETS No. 046),
. Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty (ETS No. 114), and
. Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 117); and

signed and ratified :

. the European Charter of Local Self-Government (ETS No. 122), and
. the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (ETS No. 126).

11 July 2002

  Moldova signed:

. the Agreement on the Transfer of Corpses (ETS No. 080),
. the European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers (ETS No. 093), and
. the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ETS No. 148).

  Romania ratified the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173).

  Switzerland signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186).

  Hungary signed and ratified the Agreement on Illicit Trafic by Sea, implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (ETS No. 156).

3 July 2002

  Malta ratified the Sixth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe (ETS No. 162).

  Croatia signed Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances (ETS No. 187).

  Turkey signed the European Agreement relating to persons participating in proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights (ETS No. 161).

  Sweden denounced the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (ETS No. 058).

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28 June 2002

  Azerbaijan:

. signed the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 135), and

. ratified the European Convention on Extradition (ETS No. 024),
. the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (ETS No. 086) and
. the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition (ETS No. 098).

24 June 2002

  Slovenia signed the European Convention on the Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 073).

  Greece ratified the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (ETS No. 147).

21 June 2002

  The Czech Republic signed:

. the European Convention on Social Security (ETS No. 078),
. the Supplementary Agreement for the application of the Convention (ETS No. 078A), and
. the Protocol to the Convention (ETS No. 154).

  Finland ratified the European Social Charter (revised) (ETS No. 163).

20 June 2002

   Albania ratified :

. the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Crimional Matters (ETS No. 182), and
. the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS No. 185).

18 June 2002

  Armenia ratified :

. the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (ETS No. 126), and
. the Sixth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe (ETS No. 162).

  The Netherlands ratified the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 167).

10 June 2002

  Turkey ratified the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights (ETS No. 160).

7 June 2002

  Georgia ratified the Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 009).

5 June 2002

  Malta signed and ratified Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, securing certain rights and freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto (ETS No. 046).

  Austria signed:

. the European Convention on the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (ETS No. 183), and
. the Protocol to the European Convention on the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the protection of Television Productions (ETS No. 184).

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30 May 2002

  Romania signed:

. the European Convention on the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (ETS No. 183), and
. the Protocol to the European Convention on the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the protection of Television Productions (ETS No. 184).

  The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia acceded to the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law (ETS No. 062).

  Moldova ratified:

. the European Convention on the Abolition of Legalisation of Ducuments executed by Diplomatic Agents or Consular Officers (ETS No. 063), and
. the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime (ETS No. 141).

  Portugal ratified:

. the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (ETS No. 132), and
. the European Social Charter (revised) (ETS No. 163).

  Estonia ratified the Additionnal Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid (ETS No. 179).

29 May 2002

  Georgia signed the European Charter of Local Self-Government (ETS No. 122).

  Andorra signed the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 135).

  Sweden ratified the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality (ETS No. 043).

23 May 2002

  Poland

. signed the European Convention on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Individuals (ETS No. 101), and
. ratified the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Datal (ETS No. 108).

  Latvia signed the Agreement on illicit traffic by sea, implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (ETS No. 156).

22 May 2002

  Portugal ratified the Protocol to the European on Social Security (ETS No. 154).

  Moldova signed:

. the European Convention on Social Security (ETS No. 078), and
. the Supplementary Agreement for the application of the European Convention on Social Security (ETS No. 078A).

  Romania signed the European Code of Social Security (ETS No. 048).

15 May 2002

  Mexico signed the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173).

14 May 2002

  The Netherlands signed:

. the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (ETS No. 165), and
. the European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services based on, or consisting of, conditional Access (ETS No. 178).

  Ireland ratified the European Charter of Local Self-Government (ETS No. 122).

10 May 2002

  Monaco acceded to the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime (ETS No. 141).

7 May 2002

  Portugal ratified:

. the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities (ETS No. 157), and
. the Criminal Law Convention (ETS No. 173).

3 May 2002

  Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Danemark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia", Ukraine and the United Kingdom signed Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human rights and fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circonstances (ETS No. 187),

and

  Ireland, Malta and Switzerland signed and ratified Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human rights and fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circonstances (ETS No. 187).

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30 April 2002

  Belgium signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS No. 181).

  Georgia:

. signed :

. the Convention on the Liability of Hotel-keepers concerning the Property of their Guests (ETS No. 041),
. the Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime (ETS No. 141), and

. ratified the European Convention on the Legal Status of Children born out of Wedlock (ETS No. 085).

  Cyprus ratified Protocol No. 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 177).

26 April 2002

  Estonia ratified the Convention on the Protection of Environment through Criminal Law (ETS No. 172).

  Armenia ratified:

. the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 5),
. the Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 9),
. Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, securing certain Rights and Freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 46), and
. Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 117).

24 April 2002

  Bosnia and Herzegovina:

. acceded to the Statute of the Council of Europe (ETS No. 001), and
. signed :
. the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 5),
. the Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 9),
. Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, securing certain Rights and Freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 46),
. Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms concerning the abolition of the death penalty, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 114),
. Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, as amended by Protocol No. 11 (ETS No. 117), and
. Protocol No. 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 177).

23 April 2002

  Romania ratified the Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 174).

18 April 2002

  Lithuania signed the Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 174).

17 April 2002

  San Marino ratified:

. the European Convention on the suppression of Terrorism (ETS No. 090), and
. the European Convention on the International Validity of Criminal Judgments (ETS No. 070).

  Estonia ratified:

. the European Interim Agreement on Social Security Schemes relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors (ETS No. 012),
. the Protocol to the European Interim Agreement on Social Security Schemes relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors (ETS No. 012A)
. the European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors (ETS No. 013), and
. the Protocol to the European Interim Agreement on Social Security other than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors (ETS No. 013A).

15 April 2002

  Azerbaijan ratified:

. the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 005),
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 009),
. Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, securing certain rights and freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto (ETS No. 046),
. Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms concerning the abolition of the death penalty (ETS No. 114),
. Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 117),
. the European Charter of Local Self-Government (ETS No. 122), and
. the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (ETS No. 126).

  Latvia ratified the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children (CETS No.105).

11 April 2002

  "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" signed the European Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction (ETS No.147).

  The Netherlands ratified the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No.173).

  The Federal Republic of Yugoslavia acceded to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 112).

10 April 2002

  The Czech Republic:

. signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, regarding supervisory authorities and transborder data flows (ETS No. 181), and
. ratified the European Convention on the Supervision of Conditionally Sentenced or Conditionally Released Offenders (ETS No. 51).

  Germany ratified the European Convention on the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights (ETS No. 160).

3 April 2002

  Armenia signed:

. the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities (ETS n° 106),
. the Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities (ETS n° 159), and
. Protocol No. 2 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning interterritorial co-operation (ETS n° 169).

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28 March 2002

  Romania ratified the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production (ETS No. 147).

25 March 2002

  Georgia:

. signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186), and
. ratified the European Convention on the International Validity of Criminal Judgments (ETS No. 70).

22 March 2002

  Lithuania signed the Agreement on illicit traffic by sea, implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention against illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances (ETS No. 156).

  Ukraine signed the Convention for the protection of Human Rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (ETS No. 164).

  Ireland signed and ratified the European Landscape Convention (ETS No. 176).

20 March 2002

  Cyprus ratified:

. the Convention for the protection of Human Rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (ETS No. 164), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings (ETS No. 168).

15 March 2002

  "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186).

14 March 2002

  France signed:

. the European Convention on the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage (ETS No. 183), and
. the Protocol to the European Convention on the protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the protection of Television Productions (ETS No. 184).

  The Netherlands signed the European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organisations (ETS No. 124).

  Moldova ratified:

. the European Landscape Convention (ETS No. 176),
. the European Convention on the Legal Status of Children born out of Wedlock (ETS No. 085),
. the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law (ETS No. 062), and
. the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law (ETS No. 097).

13 March 2002

  Ukraine ratified:

. the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (ETS No. 90), and
. the European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in particular at Football Matches (ETS No. 120).

8 March 2002

  Lithuania:

. signed the Agreement on the Temporary Importation, free of duty, of Medical, Surgical and Laboratory Equipment for use on free loan in Hospitals and other Medical Institutions for purposes of Diagnosis or Treatment (ETS No. 33), and
. ratified the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173).

  Bulgaria signed the European Agreement on “au pair” Placement (ETS No. 68).

6 March 2002

  Latvia acceded to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia (ETS No. 50).

  Albania ratified the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (ETS No. 165).

  Croatia signed Protocol No. 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 177).

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28 February 2002

  Ireland signed the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS No. 185).

  Belgium ratified the Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance and Criminal Matters (ETS No. 099).

  Italy signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186).

27 February 2002

  Romania ratified the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108).

26 February 2002

  The Czech Republic signed the Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter providing for a system of collective complaints (ETS No. 158).

21 February 2002

  Portugal signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186).

  Greece ratified the Civil Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 174).

  Iceland ratified the Protocol amending the European Social Charter (ETS No. 142).

  Cyprus ratified the Convention for the Protection of Individuals with regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data (ETS No. 108).

15 February 2002

  Switzerland signed the Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 182).

8 February 2002

  Estonia ratified:

. the Convention for the protection of Human Rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (ETS No. 164), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings (ETS No. 168).

5 February 2002

  France accepted the Protocol amending the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (ETS No. 171).

4 February 2002

  The Netherlands signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186).

  Germany signed the European Convention on Nationality (ETS No. 166).

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31 January 2002

  Slovenia signed the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes (ETS No. 123).

  Latvia ratified the European Social Charter (ETS No. 35).

30 January 2002

  Belgium signed the European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (Revised) (ETS No. 143).

  Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified:

. the Criminal Law Convention (ETS No. 173), and
. the Civil Law Convention (ETS No. 174).

29 January 2002

  Armenia signed:

. Protocol No. 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment (ETS No. 151), and
. Protocol No. 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment (ETS No. 152).

25 January 2002

  Armenia ratified:

. the European Convention on Extradition (ETS No. 024),
. the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 030),
. the European Charter of Local Self-Government (ETS No. 122), and
. the European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages (ETS No. 148).

   Cyprus signed the European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services based on, or consisting of, Conditional Access (ETS No. 178).

24 January 2002

  Estonia, Greece, Iceland, Luxembourg and Slovenia signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186).

18 January 2002

  Yugoslavia acceded to the European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children (ETS No. 105).

  The Czech Republic ratified the European Convention on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Individuals (ETS No. 101).

17 January 2002

  Malta signed the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS No. 185).

16 January 2002

  Azerbaijan acceded:

. to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe (ETS No. 002), and
. to the Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe (ETS No. 010).

  Estonia acceded to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia (ETS No. 50).

9 January 2002

  Hungary ratified :

. the Convention for the protection of Human Rights and dignity of the human being with regard to the application of biology and medicine: Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine (ETS No. 164), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Dignity of the Human Being with regard to the Application of Biology and Medicine, on the Prohibition of Cloning Human Beings (ETS No. 168).

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