Acceptance of selected Council of Europe conventions

This table provides an overview of EU Member States’ acceptance of selected Council of Europe conventions, by EU Member State.
Acceptance of selected Council of Europe conventions, by EU Member State
EU Member State AT BE BG CY CZ DE DK EE EL ES FI FR HR HU IE IT LT LU LV MT NL PL PT RO SE SI SK UK    
Total accepted by EU Member State 20 16 17 23 18 17 18 16 13 19 24 20 22 19 16 18 19 16 18 15 21 14 21 20 20 21 18 13 Total number of accepted out of 28 EU Member States Total number of additional signatures out of 28 EU Member States
ECHR (as amended by P14) 28 0
ECHR P1 (property, education, etc) 28 0
ECHR P4 (no prison for debt, etc) S 26 1
ECHR P6 (death penalty) 28 0
ECHR P7 (criminal appeal, etc) S S 25 2
ECHR P12 (discrimination) S S S S S S S S S S S S 8 12
ECHR P13 (death penalty) S 27 1
ECHR P15 (procedural changes) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S 1 20
ECHR P16 (advisory opinions) S S S S S S 0 6
ESC original (1961) S S 23 2
ESC (1996)* S S S S S S S S S 19 9
ESC CCPP** S S S S 14 4
Convention 108' 28 0
Convention 108' Additional Protocol S S S S S 21 5
ECCVVC S S S 18 3
ECLSG 28 0
ECLSG AP S S S S 8 4
ECPT 28 0
ECRML S S S 17 3
FCNM S S S 24 3
ECECR S S S S S S S S 12 8
Oviedo Convention' S S S S S 17 5
CoC S S S S S 23 5
CoC Additional Protocol S S S S S S S S S S S 12 11
CATHB S S 25 2
CSEC S S S S S S S S S 18 9
CAOD S S S S 3 4
CVW S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S S 3 17

 

State Party/applicable
S Signed
Not signed

Notes:

All EU Member States are parties to the original ESC

** A state can become party by normal signature and ratification or accession, but also through notification (to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe) pursuant to Article D (2) upon becoming a party to the revised Charter. This latter method has been used by Bulgaria and Slovenia.

ECHR (as amended by P14):  European Convention on Human Rights (Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms)

ESC (1996): European Social Charter

ESC CCPP: ESC Collective Complaints Procedure Protocol

Convention 108' (1981): Convention for the protection of individuals with regard to automatic processing of personal data. The European Union will be able to accede to this convention pending additional declarations of state parties.

Convention 108' Additional Protocol: Additional Protocol to the CPIPPD, on supervisory authorities and transborder data flows

ECCVVC: European Convention on the Compensation of Victims of Violent Crimes

ECLSG: European Charter of Local Self-Government

ECLSG AP: Additional Protocol for the European Charter of Local Self-Government

ECPT:  European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

ECRML: European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages

FCNM: Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities

ECECR: European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights

'Oviedo Convention': Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine

CoC: Convention on Cybercrime

CoC Additional Protocol: Additional Protocol to CoC, on criminalisation of acts of a racist and xenophobic nature committed through computer systems

CATHB: Convention Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

CSEC: Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and Sexual Abuse ('Lanzarote convention')

CAOD:  Convention on Access to Official Documents

CVW: Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and domestic violence ('Istanbul convention')

Source: FRA, 2013; data extracted from: Council of Europe website ‘Treaty office’, available at: http://conventions.coe.int

The information on this page is up to date as of 1 January 2014.