Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
CETS No.: 005
Treaty open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe and for accession by the European Union

Opening for signature Entry into force
Place: Rome
Date : 4/11/1950
Conditions: 10 Ratifications.
Date : 3/9/1953

Status as of: 2/1/2007

Member States of the Council of Europe

   Signature  Ratification  Entry into force  Notes  R.  D.  A.  T.  C.  O. 
Albania   13/7/1995   2/10/1996   2/10/1996           X                  
Andorra   10/11/1994   22/1/1996   22/1/1996       X   X                  
Armenia   25/1/2001   26/4/2002   26/4/2002       X   X                  
Austria   13/12/1957   3/9/1958   3/9/1958       X   X                  
Azerbaijan   25/1/2001   15/4/2002   15/4/2002       X   X                  
Belgium   4/11/1950   14/6/1955   14/6/1955           X           X      
Bosnia and Herzegovina   24/4/2002   12/7/2002   12/7/2002                              
Bulgaria   7/5/1992   7/9/1992   7/9/1992           X                  
Croatia   6/11/1996   5/11/1997   5/11/1997       X   X                  
Cyprus   16/12/1961   6/10/1962   6/10/1962           X                  
Czech Republic   21/2/1991   18/3/1992   1/1/1993   17   X   X                  
Denmark   4/11/1950   13/4/1953   3/9/1953           X                  
Estonia   14/5/1993   16/4/1996   16/4/1996       X   X                  
Finland   5/5/1989   10/5/1990   10/5/1990       X   X                  
France   4/11/1950   3/5/1974   3/5/1974       X   X       X          
Georgia   27/4/1999   20/5/1999   20/5/1999           X                  
Germany   4/11/1950   5/12/1952   3/9/1953   30   X   X       X          
Greece   28/11/1950   28/11/1974   28/11/1974   29       X                  
Hungary   6/11/1990   5/11/1992   5/11/1992           X                  
Iceland   4/11/1950   29/6/1953   3/9/1953           X                  
Ireland   4/11/1950   25/2/1953   3/9/1953       X   X                  
Italy   4/11/1950   26/10/1955   26/10/1955           X                  
Latvia   10/2/1995   27/6/1997   27/6/1997           X                  
Liechtenstein   23/11/1978   8/9/1982   8/9/1982       X   X                  
Lithuania   14/5/1993   20/6/1995   20/6/1995       X   X                  
Luxembourg   4/11/1950   3/9/1953   3/9/1953           X                  
Malta   12/12/1966   23/1/1967   23/1/1967       X   X                  
Moldova   13/7/1995   12/9/1997   12/9/1997       X   X                  
Monaco   5/10/2004   30/11/2005   30/11/2005       X   X                  
Montenegro   3/4/2003   3/3/2004   6/6/2006   56   X   X                  
Netherlands   4/11/1950   31/8/1954   31/8/1954           X       X          
Norway   4/11/1950   15/1/1952   3/9/1953       X   X                  
Poland   26/11/1991   19/1/1993   19/1/1993           X                  
Portugal   22/9/1976   9/11/1978   9/11/1978       X   X                  
Romania   7/10/1993   20/6/1994   20/6/1994       X   X                  
Russia   28/2/1996   5/5/1998   5/5/1998       X   X                  
San Marino   16/11/1988   22/3/1989   22/3/1989       X   X                  
Serbia   3/4/2003   3/3/2004   3/3/2004   56   X   X                  
Slovakia   21/2/1991   18/3/1992   1/1/1993   17   X   X                  
Slovenia   14/5/1993   28/6/1994   28/6/1994           X                  
Spain   24/11/1977   4/10/1979   4/10/1979       X   X                  
Sweden   28/11/1950   4/2/1952   3/9/1953           X                  
Switzerland   21/12/1972   28/11/1974   28/11/1974           X                  
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia   9/11/1995   10/4/1997   10/4/1997           X                  
Turkey   4/11/1950   18/5/1954   18/5/1954           X           X      
Ukraine   9/11/1995   11/9/1997   11/9/1997       X   X                  
United Kingdom   4/11/1950   8/3/1951   3/9/1953           X       X   X      

International Organisations

   Signature  Ratification  Entry into force  Notes  R.  D.  A.  T.  C.  O. 
European Union                                        

Total number of signatures not followed by ratifications:   
Total number of ratifications/accessions:  47 

Notes:
(17) Dates of signature and ratification by the former Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.
(29) Ratification 28/03/1953 - Denunciation with effect on 13/06/1970
(30) Ratification by Saarland 14/01/1953 - Saarland became an integral part of Germany on 01/01/1957.
(56) Dates of signature and ratification by the state union of Serbia and Montenegro.
a: Accession - s: Signature without reservation as to ratification - su: Succession - r: Signature "ad referendum".
R.: Reservations - D.: Declarations - A.: Authorities - T.: Territorial Application - C.: Communication - O.: Objection.

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