Council of Europe - Archives 2009 on changes concerning treaties

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23 December 2009

  Sweden ratified Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

22 December 2009

  The Netherlands accepted the Europe Code of Social Security (Revised) (ETS No. 139).

18 December 2009

  Slovenia ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196).

16 December 2009

  Norway approved the Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority (CETS No. 207).

  Spain ratified:

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

  Cyprus signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

  Germany signed the Council of Europe Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to State succession (CETS No. 200).

15 December 2009

  Austria ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196).

14 December 2009

  Portugal signed the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202).

2 December 2009

  San Marino ratified Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

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30 November 2009

  Spain signed the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202).

  The Netherlands signed the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202).

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

27 November 2009

  Ukraine:

. signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204), and
. ratified:

. the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 191).

19 November 2009

  Georgia ratified the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (ETS No. 104).

18 November 2009

  Denmark ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201).

17 November 2009

  Liechtenstein signed:

. the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 173), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 191).

  Moldova signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

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

16 November 2009

  Belgium, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia and the United Kingdom have signed the Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority (CETS No. 207).

  Belgium, France, Germany, Lithuania, Montenegro, Netherlands and Slovenia have signed Protocol No. 3 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning Euroregional Co-operation Groupings (ECGs) (CETS No. 206).

12 November 2009

  Spain signed the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (ETS No. 127).

10 November 2009

  Switzerland ratified 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 Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

  Montenegro signed:

. the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities (ETS No. 106),
. 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 Transfronfier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning interterritorial co-operation (ETS No. 169).

6 November 2009

  Hungary ratified the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees (ETS No. 31).

  Croatia signed the European Social Charter (revised) (ETS No. 163).

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28 October 2009

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

22 October 2009

  Spain has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

19 October 2009

  Sweden signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

16 October 2009

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

9 October 2009

  Romania ratified the European Code of Social Security (ETS No. 48).

7 October 2009

  Slovakia signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

1 October 2009

  Montenegro ratified the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitatss (ETS No. 104).

  Poland signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

  Entry into force of Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

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24 September 2009

  Spain 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).

17 September 2009

  Belgium ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).

16 September 2009

  Spain 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. 46), and
. Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ETS No. 117).

  Albania has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

15 September 2009

  Romania signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

14 September 2009

  Serbia

. signed and ratified the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (ETS No. 132), and
. ratified:

. the European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage (Revised) (ETS No. 143), and
. the European Social Charter (revised) (ETS No. 163).

11 September 2009

  Norway approved the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS No. 205).

9 September 2009

  Albania signed and ratified the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (ETS No. 147).

  Slovakia signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201).

3 September 2009

  Slovenia ratified:

. the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No. 197), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes (CETS No. 203).

  "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

. signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204), and
. 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),
. 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), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin (ETS No. 186).

1 September 2009

  Georgia ratified Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

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28 August 2009

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

  Portugal ratified the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (CETS No. 199).

24 August 2009

  Austria signed the Council of Europe Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to State succession (ETS No. 200).

  Liechtenstein has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

10 August 2009

  Lithuania ratified the Agreement on the Transfer of Corpses (ETS No. 080).

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30 July 2009

  Estonia has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

29 July 2009

  Belgium has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

28 July 2009

  Estonia 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).

22 July 2009

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

17 July 2009

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

16 July 2009

  Romania ratified the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xĂ©nophobic nature committed through computer systems (ETS No. 189).

9 July 2009

  Norway signed and approved the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (ETS No. 147).

7 July 2009

  Slovenia ratified Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

  Austria signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

  Luxembourg signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201).

  Iceland

. signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes (CETS No. 203), and
. signed without reservation as to ratification Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

1 July 2009

  Monaco signed and ratified Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

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30 June 2009

  The United Kingdom has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

19 June 2009

  San Marino signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

18 June 2009

  Serbia signed

. the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights (ETS No. 160), and
. the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202).

  Montenegro signed

. the European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights (ETS No. 160),
. the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201), and
. the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202).

  Belgium, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Hungary, Lithuania, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden and "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia" have signed the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents (CETS No. 205).

17 June 2009

  Ireland signed without reservation as to ratification Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

16 June 2009

  Hungary signed the European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees (ETS No. 31).

12 June 2009

  Belgium ratified

. 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 Transfronfier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning interterritorial co-operation (ETS No. 169).

10 June 2009

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

  The Netherlands have accepted the provisional application in their respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

9 June 2009

  Luxembourg

. signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204), and
. has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

4 June 2009

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

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29 May 2009

  Germany has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

27 May 2009

  "the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia"

. signed the European Social Charter (Revised) (ETS No. 163), and
. ratified:
. the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No. 197), and
. the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).

  Spain signed the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 191).

  Denmark and Norway signed without reservation as to ratification Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

  France, Georgia, Slovenia and Spain signed Protocol No. 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (CETS No. 204).

25 May 2009

  Slovenia signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes (CETS No. 203).

18 May 2009

  Georgia signed the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (ETS No. 104).

15 May 2009

  Estonia ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196).

12 May 2009

  Switzerland has accepted the provisional application in its respect of certain provisions of Protocol No. 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending the control system of the Convention (CETS No. 194).

  Moldova ratified the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS No. 185).

7 May 2009

  Russia signed the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 191).

5 May 2009

  Ireland 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).

1 May 2009

  Entry into force of the Council of Europe Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to State succession (CETS No. 200).

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30 April 2009

  Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified:

. the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid (ETS No. 92), and
. the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (CETS No. 199).

28 April 2009

  Ukraine signed the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202).

27 April 2009

  Belgium ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No. 197).

23 April 2009

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

20 April 2009

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

14 April 2009

  Albania ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201).

  Serbia ratified:

. the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS No. 185),
. the Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, concerning the criminalisation of acts of a racist and xénophobic nature committed through computer systems (ETS No. 189),
. the Protocol amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism (ETS No. 190),
. the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196),
. the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No. 197), and
. the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).

  Hungary signed and ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).

9 April 2009

  Luxembourg ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No. 197).

2 April 2009

  The European Community signed the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).

  Spain ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No. 197).

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30 March 2009

  Bosnia and Herzegovina ratified:

. the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production (ETS No. 147), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 188).

27 March 2009

  Cyprus ratified the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).

26 March 2009

  Ukraine ratified:

. the European Convention on the Legal Status of Children Born out of Wedlock (ETS No. 85),
. the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (ETS No. 127), and
. the European Convention on Transfrontier Television (ETS No. 132).

19 March 2009

  Turkey signed the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (CETS No. 197).

18 March 2009

  San Marino ratified:

. the European Convention on Extradition (ETS No. 24), and
. the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters (ETS No. 30).

12 March 2009

  Spain signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201).

  Georgia signed the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201).

  Slovakia ratified the European Convention on the Compensation of Victims of Violent Crimes (ETS No. 116).

10 March 2009

  Greece ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse (CETS No. 201).

9 March 2009

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

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

  Germany ratified the Convention on Cybercrime (ETS No. 185).

4 March 2009

  Romania signed the European Convention on the Adoption of Children (Revised) (CETS No. 202).

3 March 2009

  Montenegro signed the Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (ETS No. 104).

  Italy 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).

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

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27 February 2009

  Spain ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196).

26 February 2009

  Belgium ratified the Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption (ETS No. 191).

24 February 2009

  Montenegro 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).

20 February 2009

  Spain signed:

. the Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications concerning Higher Education in the European Region (ETS No. 165), and
. the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).

17 February 2009

  Armenia ratified the Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe (ETS No. 121).

12 February 2009

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

9 February 2009

  The United Kingdom signed the Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 167).

5 February 2009

  Croatia ratified the Convention on Contact concerning Children (ETS No. 192).

2 February 2009

  Latvia ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196).

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30 January 2009

  Monaco signed 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).

27 January 2009

  Moldova ratified:

. the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 135), and
. the Additional Protocol to the Anti-Doping Convention (ETS No. 188).

26 January 2009

  Russia signed the Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism (CETS No. 198).

23 January 2009

  Cyprus ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism (CETS No. 196).

22 January 2009

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

7 January 2009

  Hungary ratified the Council of Europe Convention on the avoidance of statelessness in relation to State succession (CETS No. 200).

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