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History

5 May 1949, London (UK), on signature of Statute of the Council of Europe by government representatives of Belgium, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Initiative was taken by the 5 governments signatory, 17 Mar 1948, to the Brussels Treaty Organization -- Organisation du Traité de Bruxelles, chiefly as a result of a Congress of Europe -- Congrès de l'Europe, May 1948, The Hague (Netherlands), and following the proposals developed by a non-governmental organization, the European Movement. The Statute lays down that every member of the Council of Europe must accept the principles of the rule of law and of the enjoyment by all persons within its jurisdiction of human rights and fundamental freedoms. Since the events of 1989 the Council of Europe has been the pre-eminent European organization for the intergovernmental and parliamentary cooperation, capable of welcoming on an equal footing and in permanent structures the new democracies of Europe. Currently, membership of the Council of Europe has expanded to 47 states. The latest accessions are Hungary on 6 Nov 1990, Poland on 26 Nov 1991, Bulgaria on 7 May 1992, Estonia, Lithuania and Slovenia on 14 May 1993, the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic on 30 June 1993, Romania on 7 Oct 1993, Andorra on 10 Nov 1994, Latvia on 10 Feb 1995, Albania and Moldova on 13 July 1995, Ukraine and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on 9 Nov 1995, Russian Federation on 28 Feb 1996, Croatia on 6 Nov 1996, Georgia on 27 Apr 1999, Armenia and Azerbaijan on 25 Jan 2001, Bosnia-Herzegovina on 24 Apr 2002, Serbia-Montenegro on 3 Apr 2003 (currently only Serbia), Monaco on 5 Oct 2004, Montenegro on 11 May 2007. Action Plan adopted by 3rd Summit of Heads of State and Government of Member States, 16-17 May 2005, Warsaw (Poland), sets-up strategic priorities of the organization.

Aims

Strengthen human rights, democracy and the rule of law throughout the continent and beyond; advocate freedom of expression and of the media, freedom of assembly, equality, and the protection of minorities; help member states fight corruption and terrorism and undertake necessary judicial reforms.

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Develops standards on civil and political rights, social rights, minority rights, treatment of persons deprived of their liberty, the fight against racism and the fight against corruption and money laundering. Activities are centred around 3 themes, with several bodies working on these fields: Human Rights; Democracy; Rule of Law.

Bodies working in the field of Human Rights, include:

 • European Court of Human Rights; European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT); European Committee on Social Cohesion, Human Dignity and Equality (CDDECS); European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI); European Pharmacopoeia Commission; European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR).

Bodies working in the field of Democracy, include:

 • Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE); Congress of Local and Regional Authorities of the Council of Europe; Council of Europe Development Bank (CEB); Open Partial Agreement on the Prevention of, Protection against and Organization of Relief in Major Natural and Technological Disasters (EUR-OPA Major Hazards Agreement); Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes (APE); European Support Fund for the Co-Production and Distribution of Creative Cinematographic and Audiovisual Works (EURIMAGES); European Centre for Global Interdependence and Solidarity (North-South Centre); European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML); European Youth Centres (EYCs); European Youth Foundation (EYF); Partial Agreement on Youth Mobility Through the Youth Card; Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sport (EPAS).

Bodies working in the field of Rule of Law, include:

 • European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ); Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE); Consultative Committee of European Prosecutors (CCPE); European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission); European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC); European Committee on Legal Cooperation (CDCJ); Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI); European Audiovisual Observatory; Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO); Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism (MONEYVAL); Co-operation Group to Combat Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in Drugs (Pompidou Group).

Other initiatives include: European Network of National Information Centres on Academic Recognition and Mobility (ENIC); European Information Network on Cultural Heritage Policies (HEREIN Project).

Management of treaties and agreements (status end Nov 2015):

 • 001-Statute of the Council of Europe, signed and in force 1949;

 • 002- General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed 1949, in force 1952;

 • 005- Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1950, in force 1953;

 • 009- Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1952, in force 1954;

 • 010- Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed 1952, in force 1956;

 • 012- European Interim Agreement on Social Security Schemes Relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors, signed 1953, in force 1954; denounced and ceased to be in force 1999;

 • 012A- Protocol to the European Agreement on Social Security Schemes Relating to Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors, signed 1953, in force 1954;

 • 013- European Interim Agreement on Social Security other Than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors, signed 1953, in force 1954:

 • 013A- Protocol to the European Interim Agreement on Social Security other Than Schemes for Old Age, Invalidity and Survivors, signed 1953, in force 1954;

 • 014- European Convention on Social and Medical Assistance, signed 1953, in force 1954;

 • 014A- Protocol to the European Convention on Social and Medical Assistance, signed 1953, in force 1954;

 • 015- European Convention on the Equivalence of Diplomas Leading to Admission to Universities, signed 1953, in force 1954;

 • 016- European Convention Relating to the Formalities Required for Patent Applications, signed 1953, in force 1955;

 • 017- European Convention on the International Classification of Patents for Inventions, signed 1954, in force 1955;

 • 018- European Cultural Convention, signed 1954, in force 1955;

 • 019- European Convention on Establishment, signed 1955, in force 1965;

 • 020- Agreement on the Exchange of War Cripples between Member Countries of the Council of Europe with a View to Medical Treatment, signed 1955, in force 1956;

 • 021- European Convention on the Equivalence of Periods of University Study, signed 1956, in force 1957;

 • 022- Second Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed 1956, in force 1956;

 • 023- European Convention for the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, signed 1957, in force 1958;

 • 024- European Convention on Extradition, signed 1957, in force 1960;

 • 025- European Agreement on Regulations Governing the Movement of Persons between Member States of the Council of Europe, signed 1957, in force 1958;

 • 026- European Agreement on the Exchange of Therapeutic Substances of Human Origin, signed 1958, in force 1959;

 • 027- European Agreement Concerning Programme Exchanges by Means of Television Films, signed 1958, in force 1961;

 • 028- Third Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed 1959, in force 1963;

 • 029- European Convention on Compulsory Insurance Against Civil Liability in Respect of Motor Vehicles, signed 1959, in force 1969;

 • 030- European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed 1959, in force 1962;

 • 031- European Agreement on the Abolition of Visas for Refugees, signed 1959, in force 1960;

 • 032- European Convention on the Academic Recognition of University Qualifications, signed 1959, in force 1961;

>0233- 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, signed 1960, in force 1960;

 • 034- European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts, signed 1960, in force 1961;

 • 035- European Social Charter, signed 1961, in force 1965;

 • 036- Fourth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed 1961, in force 1961;

 • 037- European Agreement on Travel by Young Persons on Collective Passports between the Member Countries of the Council of Europe, signed 1961, in force 1962;

 • 028- European Agreement on Mutual Assistance in the Matter of Special Medical Treatments and Climatic Facilities, signed 1962, in force 1962;

 • 039- European Agreement on the Exchanges of Blood-grouping Reagents, signed 1962, in force 1962;

 • 040- Agreement between the Member States of the Council of Europe on the Issue to Military and Civilian War-disabled of an International Book of Vouchers for the Repair of Prosthetic and Orthopaedic Appliances, signed 1962, in force 1963;

 • 041- Convention on the Liability of Hotel-keepers Concerning the Property of Their Guests, signed 1962, in force 1967;

 • 042- Agreement Relating to Application of the European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration, signed 1962, in force 1965;

 • 043- Convention on Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality, signed 1963, in force 1968;

 • 044- Protocol no 2 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1963, in force 1970;

 • 045- Protocol no 3 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, amending Articles 29, 30 and 34 of the Convention, signed 1963, in force 1970;

 • 046- Protocol no 4 to the Convention for 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, signed 1963, in force 1968;

 • 047- Convention on the Unification of Certain Points of Substantive Law on Patents for Invention, signed 1963, in force 1980;

 • 048- European Code of Social Security, signed 1964, in force 1968;

 • 048A- Protocol to the European Code of Social Security, signed 1964, in force 1968;

 • 049- Protocol to the European Convention on the Equivalence of Diplomas Leading to Admission to Universities, signed 1964, in force 1964;

 • 050- Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia, signed 1964, in force 1974;

 • 051- European Convention on the Supervision of Conditionally Sentenced or Conditionally Released Offenders, signed 1964, in force 1975;

 • 052- European Convention on the Punishment of Road Traffic Offences, signed 1964, in force 1972;

 • 053- European Agreement for the Prevention of Broadcasts Transmitted from Stations Outside National Territories, signed 1965, in force 1967;

 • 054- Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts, signed 1965, in force 1965;

 • 055- Protocol no 5 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1966, in force 1971;

 • 056- European Convention Providing a Uniform Law on Arbitration, signed 1966, not yet in force;

 • 057- European Convention on Establishment of Companies, signed 1966, not yet in force;

 • 058- European Convention on the Adoption of Children, signed 1967, in force 1968;

 • 059- European Agreement on the Instruction and Education of Nurses, signed 1967, in force 1969;

 • 060- European Convention on Foreign Money Liabilities, signed 1967, not yet in force;

 • 061- European Convention on Consular Functions, signed 1967, in force 2011;

 • 061A- Protocol to the European Convention on Consular Functions Concerning the Protection of Refugees, signed 1967, not yet in force;

 • 061B- Protocol to the European Convention on Consular Functions Relating to Consular Functions in Respect of Civil Aircraft, signed 1967, net yet in force;

 • 062- European Convention on Information on Foreign Law, signed 1968, in force 1969;

 • 063- European Convention on the Abolition of Legalisation of Documents Executed by Diplomatic Agents or Consular Officers, signed 1968, in force 1970;

 • 064- European Agreement on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Detergents in Washing and Cleaning Products, signed 1968, in force 1971;

 • 065- European Convention for the Protection of Animals During International Transport, signed 1968, in force 1971;

 • 066- European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage, signed 1969, in force 1970;

 • 067- European Agreement Relating to Persons Participating in Proceedings of the European Commission and Court of Human Rights, signed 1969, in force 1971;

 • 068- European Agreement on 'au Pair' Placement, signed 1969, in force 1971;

 • 069- European Agreement on Continued Payment of Scholarships to Students Studying Abroad, signed 1969, in force 1971;

 • 070- European Convention on the International Validity of Criminal Judgments, signed 1970, in force 1974;

 • 071- European Convention on the Repatriation of Minors, signed 1970, in force 2015;

 • 072- Convention Relating to Stops on Bearer Securities in International Circulation, signed 1970, in force 1979;

 • 073- European Convention on the Transfer of Proceedings in Criminal Matters, signed 1972, in force 1978;

 • 074- European Convention on State Immunity, signed 1972, in force 1976;

 • 074A- Additional Protocol to the European Convention on State Immunity, signed 1972, in force 1985;

 • 075- European Convention on the Place of Payment of Money Liabilities, signed 1972, not yet in force;

 • 076- European Convention on the Calculation of Time-limits, signed 1972, in force 1983;

 • 077- Convention on the Establishment of a Scheme of Registration of Wills, signed 1972, in force 1976;

 • 078- European Convention on Social Security, signed 1972, in force 1977;

 • 078A- Supplementary Agreement to the Application of the European Convention on Social Security, signed 1972, in force 1977;

 • 079- European Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Caused by Motor Vehicles, signed 1973, not yet in force;

 • 080- Agreement on the Transfer of Corpses, signed 1973, in force 1975;

 • 081- Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts, 1974, signed 1974, in force 1974;

 • 082- European Convention on the Non-applicability of Statutory Limitation to Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes, signed 1974, in force 2003;

 • 083- European Convention on the Social Protection of Farmers, signed 1974, in force 1977;

 • 084- European Agreement on the Exchange of Tissue-typing Reagents, signed 1974, in force 1977;

 • 085- European Convention on the Legal Status of Children Born out of Wedlock, signed 1975, in force 1978;

 • 086- Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition, signed 1975, in force 1979;

 • 087- European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes, signed 1976, in force 1979;

 • 088- European Convention on the International Effects of Deprivation of the Right to Drive a Motor Vehicle, signed 1976, in force 1983;

 • 089- Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchange of Tissue-typing Reagents, signed 1976, in force 1977;

 • 090- European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism, signed 1977, in force 1978;

 • 091- European Convention on Products Liability in Regard to Personal Injury and Death, signed 1977, not yet in force;

 • 092- European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid, signed 1977, in force 1977;

 • 093- European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers, signed 1977, in force 1983;

 • 094- European Convention on the Service Abroad of Documents Relating to Administrative Matters, signed 1977, in force 1982;

 • 095- Protocol Amending the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiples Nationality, signed 1977, in force 1978;

 • 096- Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality, signed 1977, in force 1983;

 • 097- Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Information on Foreign Law, signed 1978, in force 1979;

 • 098- Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition, signed 1978, in force 1983;

 • 099- Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed 1978, in force 1982;

 • 100- European Convention on the Obtaining Abroad of Information and Evidence in Administrative Matters, signed 1978, in force 1983;

 • 101- European Convention on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Individuals, signed 1978, in force 1982;

 • 102- European Convention for the Protection of Animals for Slaughter, signed 1979, in force 1982;

 • 103- Additional Protocol to the European Convention for the Protection of Animals During International Transport, signed 1979, in force 1989;

 • 104- Convention on the Conservation of European Wildlife and Natural Habitats (Bern convention), signed 1979, in force 1982;

 • 105- European Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Concerning Custody of Children and on Restoration of Custody of Children, signed 1980, in force 1983;

 • 106- European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities, signed 1980, in force 1981;

 • 107- European Agreement on Transfer of Responsibility for Refugees, signed 1980, in force 1980;

 • 108- Convention for the Protection of Individuals with Regard to Automatic Processing of Personal Data, signed 1981, in force 1985;

 • 109- Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchange of Therapeutic Substances of Human Origin, signed 1983, in force 1985;

 • 110- Additional Protocol to 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, signed 1983, in force 1985;

 • 111- Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Exchanges of Blood-grouping Reagents, signed 1983, in force 1985;

 • 112- Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, signed 1983, in force 1985;

 • 113- Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts, signed 1983, in force 1985;

 • 114- Protocol no 6 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Concerning the Abolition of the Death Penalty, signed 1983, in force 1985;

 • 115- Protocol Amending the European Agreement on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Detergents in Washing and Cleaning Products, signed 1983, in force 1984;

 • 116- European Convention on the Compensation of Victims of Violent Crimes, signed 1983, in force 1988;

 • 117- Protocol no 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1984, in force 1988;

 • 118- Protocol no 8 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1985, in force 1990;

 • 119- European Convention on Offences Relating to Cultural Property, signed 1985, not yet in force;

 • 120- European Convention on Spectator Violence and Misbehaviour at Sports Events and in Particular at Football Matches, signed 1985, in force 1985;

 • 121- Convention for the Protection of the Architectural Heritage of Europe, signed 1985, in force 1987;

 • 122- European Charter of Local Self-government, signed 1985, in force 1988;

 • 123- European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes, signed 1986, in force 1991;

 • 124- European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organisations, signed 1986, in force 1991;

 • 125- European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals, signed 1987, in force 1992;

 • 126- European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, signed 1987, in force 1989;

 • 127- Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, signed 1988, in force 1995;

 • 128- Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter, 1988, signed 1988, in force 1992;

 • 129- Arrangement for the Application of the European Agreement of 17 October 1980 Concerning the Provision of Medical Care to Persons During Temporary Residence, signed 1988, not yet in force;

 • 130- Convention on Insider Trading, signed 1989, in force 1991;

 • 131- Third Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts, signed 1989, not yet in force;

 • 132- European Convention on Transfrontier Television, signed 1989, in force 1993;

 • 133- Protocol to the Convention on Insider Trading, signed 1989, in force 1991;

 • 134- Protocol to the Convention on the Elaboration of a European Pharmacopoeia, signed 1989, in force 1992;

 • 135- Anti-doping Convention, signed 1989, in force 1990;

 • 136- European Convention on Certain International Aspects of Bankruptcy, signed 1990, not yet in force;

 • 137- Fifth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed 1990, in force 1991;

 • 138- European Convention on the General Equivalence of Periods of University Study, signed 1990, in force 1991;

 • 139- European Code of Social Security, Revised, signed 1990, not yet in force;

 • 140- Protocol no 9 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1990, in force 1994;

 • 141- Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime, signed 1990, in force 1993;

 • 142- Protocol Amending the European Social Charter, signed 1991, not yet in force;

 • 143- European Convention on the Protection of the Archaeological Heritage, Revised, signed 1992, in force 1995;

 • 144- Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level, signed 1992, in force 1997;

 • 145- Protocol of Amendment to the European Convention for the Protection of Animals Kept for Farming Purposes, signed 1992, not yet in force;

 • 146- Protocol no 10 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1992, not yet in force;

 • 147- European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production, signed 1992, in force 1994;

 • 148- European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages, signed 1992, in force 1998;

 • 149- Second Protocol Amending the Convention on the Reduction of Cases of Multiple Nationality and Military Obligations in Cases of Multiple Nationality, signed 1993, in force 1995;

 • 150- Convention on Civil Liability for Damage Resulting from Activities Dangerous to the Environment, signed 1993, not yet in force;

 • 151- Protocol no 1 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, signed 1993, in force 2002;

 • 152- Protocol no 2 to the European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, signed 1993, in force 2002;

 • 153- European Convention Relating to Questions on Copyright Law and Neighbouring Rights in the Framework of Transfrontier Broadcasting by Satellite, signed 1994, not yet in force;

 • 154- Protocol to the European Convention on Social Security, signed 1994, not yet in force;

 • 155- Protocol no 11 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 1994, in force 1998;

 • 156- Agreement on Illicit Traffic by Sea, Implementing Article 17 of the United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances, signed 1995, in force 2000;

 • 157- Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, signed 1995, in force 1998;

 • 158- Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter Providing for a System of Collective Complaints, signed 1995, in force 1998;

 • 159- Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities, signed 1995, in force 1998;

 • 160- European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights, signed 1996, in force 2000;

 • 161- European Agreement Relating to Persons Participating in Proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights, signed 1996, in force 1999;

 • 162- Sixth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed 1996, in force 1998;

 • 163- European Social Charter - Revised, signed 1996, in force 1999;

 • 164- 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, signed 1997, in force 1999;

 • 165- Convention on the Recognition of Qualifications Concerning Higher Education in the European Region, signed 1997, in force 1999;

 • 166- European Convention on Nationality, signed 1997, in force 2000;

 • 167- Additional Protocol to the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons, signed 1977, in force 2000;

 • 168- 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, signed 1998, in force 2001;

 • 169- Protocol no 2 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities Concerning Interterritorial Cooperation, signed 1998, in force 2001;

 • 170- Protocol of Amendment to the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals Used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes, signed 1998, in force 2005;

 • 171- Protocol Amending the European Convention on Transfrontier Television, signed 1998, in force 2002;

 • 172- Convention on Protection of the Environment through Criminal Law, signed 1998, not yet in force;

 • 173- Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, signed 1999, in force 2002;

 • 174- Civil Law Convention on Corruption, signed 1999, in force 2003;

 • 175- European Convention on the Promotion of a Transnational Long-term Voluntary Service for Young People, signed 2000, not yet in force;

 • 176- European Landscape Convention, signed 2000, in force 2004;

 • 177- Protocol no 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 2000, in force 2005;

 • 178- European Convention on the Legal Protection of Services Based On, or Consisting Of, Conditional Access, signed 2001, in force 2003;

 • 179- Additional Protocol to the European Agreement on the Transmission of Applications for Legal Aid, signed 2001, in force 2002;

 • 180- Convention on Information and Legal Cooperation Concerning Information Society Services; signed 2001, not yet in force;

 • 181- 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, signed 2001, in force 2004;

 • 182- Second Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, signed 2001, in force 2004;

 • 183- European Convention on the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, signed 2001, in force 2008;

 • 184- Protocol to the European Convention on the Protection of the Audiovisual Heritage, on the Protection of Television Productions, signed 2001, in force 2014;

 • 185- Convention on Cybercrime (Budapest Convention), signed 2001, in force 2004;

 • 186- Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine Concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin, signed 2002, in force 2006;

 • 187- 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, signed 2002, in force 2003;

 • 188- Additional Protocol to the Anti-doping Convention, signed 2002, in force 2004;

 • 189- Additional Protocol to the Convention on Cybercrime, Concerning the Criminalisation of Acts of a Racist and Xenophobic Nature Committed through Computer Systems, signed 2003, in force 2006;

 • 190- Protocol Amending the European Convention on the Suppression of Terrorism, signed 2003, not yet in force;

 • 191- Additional Protocol to the Criminal Law Convention on Corruption, signed 2003, in force 2005;

 • 192- Convention on Contact Concerning Children, signed 2003, in force 2005;

 • 193- European Convention for the Protection of Animals During International Transport - Revised, signed 2003, in force 2006;

 • 194- Protocol no 14 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Amending the Control System of the Convention, signed 2004, in force 2010;

 • 195- Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, Concerning Biomedical Research, signed 2005, in force 2007;

 • 196- Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, signed 2005, in force 2007;

 • 197- Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings, signed 2005, in force 2008;

 • 198- Council of Europe Convention on Laundering, Search, Seizure and Confiscation of the Proceeds from Crime and on the Financing of Terrorism, signed 2005, in force 2008;

 • 199- Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society, signed 2005, in force 2011;

 • 200- Council of Europe Convention on the Avoidance of Statelessness in Relations to State Succession, signed 2006, in force 2009;

 • 201- Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse, signed 2007, in force 2010;

 • 202- European Convention on the Adoption of Children - Revised, signed 2008, in force 2011;

 • 203- Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes, signed 2008, not yet in force;

 • 204- Protocol No 14bis to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 2009, in force 2009;

 • 205- Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents, signed 2009, not yet in force;

 • 206- Protocol No 3 to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities concerning Euroregional Co-operation Groupings - ECGs, signed 2009, in force 2013;

 • 207- Additional Protocol to the European Charter of Local Self-Government on the right to participate in the affairs of a local authority, signed 2009, in force 2012;

 • 208- Protocol amending the Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters, signed 2010, in force 2011;

 • 209- Third Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition, signed 2010, in force 2012;

 • 210- Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence, signed 2011, in force 2014;

 • 211- Council of Europe Convention on the Counterfeiting of Medical Products and Similar Crimes involving Threats to Public Health (Medicrime Covention), signed 2011, in force 2016;

 • 212- Fourth Additional Protocol to the European Convention on Extradition, signed 2012, in force 2014;

 • 213- Protocol No 15 amending the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 2013, not yet in force;

 • 214- Protocol No 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed 2013, not yet in force;

 • 215- Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions, signed 2014, not yet in force;

 • 216- Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, signed 2015, not yet in force;

 • 217- Additional Protocol to the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism, signed 2015, not yet in force;

 • 218 - Council of Europe Convention on an Integrated Safety, Security and Service Approach at Football Matches and Other Sports Events, signed 2016, not yet in force.

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