Protocol No. 10 to the 1950 European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, March 25, 1992, not in force.


The member States of the Council of Europe, signatories to this Protocol to the Convention for
the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed at Rome on 4 November
1950 (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"),

Considering that it is advisable to amend Article 32 of the Convention with a view to
the reduction of the two-thirds majority provided therein,

Have agreed as follows:

Article 1

The words "of two-thirds" shall be deleted from paragraph 1 of Article 32 of the
Convention.

Article 2

1. This Protocol shall be open for signature by member States of the Council of
Europe signatories to the Convention, which may express their consent to be bound
by:

(a)signature without reservation as to ratification, acceptance or approval;
or

(b)signature subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, followed by
ratification, acceptance or approval.

2.Instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the
Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

Article 3

This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the
expiration of a period of three months after the date on which all Parties to the
Convention have expressed their consent to be bound by the Protocol in accordance
with the provisions of Article 2.

Article 4

The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the member States of the
Council of:

(a)any signature;

(b)the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval;

(c)the date of entry into force of this Protocol in accordance with Article 3;

(d)any other act, notification or communication relating to this Protocol.

In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto, have signed this Protocol.

Done at Strasbourg, this 25th day of March 1992, in English and French, both texts being
equally authentic, in a single copy which shall be deposited in the archives of the Council of
Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall transmit certified copies to each
member State of the Council of Europe.

PROTOCOL NO. 10 TO THE CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION


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