Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.005 - Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Nature of declaration : Territorial Applications
Status as of 23/07/2017

United Kingdom

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 23 October 1953, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 October 1953 - Or. Engl.

Her Majesty's Government have considered the extension of the European Convention on Human Rights to those territories for whose international relations they are responsible and in which that Convention would be applicable.

In accordance with the provisions of Article 63 of the Convention [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom declare that the European Convention on Human Rights signed in Rome on the 4th November 1950 shall extend to those territories on the enclosed list for whose international relations they are responsible.

Aden Colony, The Bahamas, Barbados, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Bermuda, British Guiana, British Honduras, British Solomon Islands, Channel Islands: The Bailiwick of Jersey, The Bailiwick of Guernsey, Cyprus, Falklands Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Gold Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Gibraltar, Leeward Islands, Federation of Malaya, Malta, Isle of Man, Mauritius, Nigeria, Northern Rhodesia, North Borneo, Nyassaland, St. Helena, Sarawak, Seychelles,, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somaliland, Swaziland, Tanganyika, Trinidad, Uganda, Windward Islands: Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Zanzibar,

and at the request of the Government of that Kingdom, for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom is responsible, Kingdom of Tonga.

[Note by the Secretariat : See also the following declaration, contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 9 June 1964, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 June 1964 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to inform you, with reference to Mr Scarlett's letter (61/48/53) of October 23, 1953 on the extension of the Human Rights Convention to certain territories for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government were responsible, that of the territories named in that declaration, the following have since become independent:

Cyprus (August 16, 1960), Gold Coast (Ghana) (March 6, 1957), Jamaica (August 6, 1962), Kenya (December 12, 1963) , Federation of Malaya (August 31, 1957), Federation of Nigeria (October, 1, 1960), including North (October 1, 1961) and South Cameroons (June 1, 1961) (These two territories were under United Kingdom Trusteeship and administered with Nigeria until Nigerian independence. A plebiscite was then held and North Cameroons opted to join Nigeria and South Cameroons to join the Cameroon Republic.), North Borneo (September 16, 1963), Sarawak (September 16, 1963), Sierra Leone (April 27, 1961), Singapore (September 16, 1963), Somaliland (June 26, 1960), Tanganyika (December 9, 1961), Trinidad and Tobago (August 31, 1962), Uganda (October 9, 1962), Zanzibar (December 10, 1963).

The responsibilities which Her Majesty's Government assumed under the Human Rights Convention on behalf of these countries lapsed on the dates indicated.]
Period covered: 23/11/1953 - 10/06/1964
Articles concerned : 56

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 9 June 1964, registered at the Secretariat General on 10 June 1964 - Or. Engl.

I enclose a revised list of the territories for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government are now responsible, and to which the European Convention on Human Rights has been extended.

List of territories for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are responsible and to which the European Convention on Human Rights has been extended:

State of Aden, The Bahamas, Barbados, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Bermuda, British Guiana, British Honduras, British Solomon Islands, Channel Islands: The Bailiwick of Jersey, The Bailiwick of Guernsey, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Gibraltar, Leeward Islands, Malta, Isle of Man, Mauritius, Northern Rhodesia, Nyassaland, St. Helena, Seychelles, Kingdom of Tonga, Windward Islands: Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent.

Foreign Office - May 1964
Period covered: 10/06/1964 - 14/08/1964
Articles concerned : 56

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 12 August 1964, registered at the Secretariat General on 14 August 1964 - Or. Engl.

In my letter of June 9th, 1964, I enclosed a list of territoires for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government are responsible and to which the European Convention on Human Rights has been extended.

I regret that certain omissions were made in this list and I therefore have the honour to transmit to you the enclosed revised list of the territories in question. I should be grateful if you would circulate this to member Governments as an amendment. I should also be grateful if, following its independence dating from July 6th, Malawi could be added to the list of territories which have become independent since the 1953 declaration.

List of territories for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are responsible and to which the European Convention on Human Rights has been extended:

State of Aden, The Bahamas, Barbados, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Bermuda, British Guiana, British Honduras, British Solomon Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands: The Bailiwick of Jersey, The Bailiwick of Guernsey, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gambia, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Gibraltar, Leeward Islands: Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, Malta, Isle of Man, Mauritius, Northern Rhodesia, St Helena, Seychelles, Kingdom of Tonga, Turks and Caicos Islands, Windward Islands: Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, St Vincent.

Foreign Office - August 1964
Period covered: 14/08/1964 - 05/08/1966
Articles concerned : 56

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 5 August 1966, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 August 1966 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to inform you that since May 1964 the following territories have become independent and that as a consequence Her Majesty's Government's responsibilities in respect of them under the Human Rights Convention lapsed on the dates indicated:

Malta (21 September, 1964), Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) (24 October, 1964), The Gambia (18 February, 1965, British Guiana (now Guyana) (26 May, 1966).

I have also been instructed to transmit to you the enclosed revised list of the territories for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government are still responsible, and to which the European Convention on Human Rights was extended in their declaration of the 23rd of October 1953.

List of territories for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are responsible and to which the European Convention on Human Rights has been extended:

State of Aden, The Bahamas, Barbados, Basutoland, Bechuanaland, Bermuda, British Honduras, British Solomon Islands, Cayman, Islands, Channel Islands: The Bailiwick of Jersey, The Bailiwick of Guernsey, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Gibraltar, Leeward Islands: Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, Isle of Man, Mauritius, St. Helena, Seychelles, Swaziland, Kingdom of Tonga, Turks and Caicos Islands, Windward Islands: Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent.

Foreign Office - August 1966

[Note by the Secretariat: See also the following declarations:

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 12 January 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 January 1967 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to inform you that since July 1966 the following territories have become independent, and that as a consequence Her Majesty's Government's responsibilities in respect of them under the Human Rights Convention lapsed on the dates indicated:

Bechuanaland (now Botswana) (30 September, 1966), Basutoland (now Lesotho) (4 October, 1966), Barbados (30 November, 1966).

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 12 June 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 June 1969 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to inform you that since January 1967 the following territories have become independent, and that as a consequence Her Majesty's Government's responsabilities in respect of them under the Human Rights Convention lapsed on the dates indicated:

State of Aden (30 November 1967),
Mauritius (12 March 1968),
Swaziland (6 September 1968).]
Period covered: 05/08/1966 - 01/07/1969
Articles concerned : 56

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 - Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs I have the honour to declare, in accordance with the provisions of Article 63.1 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], signed at Rome on the 4th November 1950, that the Convention shall hereby extend to the State of Brunei.
Period covered: 12/10/1967 - 31/12/1983
Articles concerned : 56

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 30 June 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 1 July 1969 - Or. Engl.

List of territories for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are responsible and to which the European Convention on Human Rights has been extended:

The Bahamas, Bermuda, British Honduras, British Solomon Islands, Cayman Islands, Channel Islands: The Bailiwick of Jersey, The Bailiwick of Guernsey, Falkland Islands, Fiji, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Gibraltar, Leeward Islands: Antigua, British Virgin Islands, Montserrat, St. Christopher-Nevis-Anguilla, Isle of Man, St. Helena, Seychelles, State of Brunei, Kingdom of Tonga, Turks and Caicos Islands, Windward Islands: Dominica, Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent.

June 1969

[Note by the Secretariat: See also the following declarations:

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representative, dated 17 January 1979, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 January 1979 - Or. Engl.

Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom ceased to be responsible on the dates shown below for the international relations of the following territories, to which the European Convention on Human Rights had been extended under Article 63 [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11]:

British Solomon Islands (7 July 1978), Seychelles (28 June 1976), Tuvalu (1 October 1978), Dominica (3 November 1978).

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representative, dated 29 March 1979, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 March 1979 - Or. Engl.

Her Majesty's Governement in the United Kingdom ceased to be responsible on 22 February 1979 for the international relations of the territory of St. Lucia, to which the Convention on Human Rights had been extended under Article 63 [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11].

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representative, dated 27 July 1979, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 July 1979 - Or. Engl.

Her Majesty's Governement in the United Kingdom ceased to be responsible on 12 July 1979 for the international relations of the Gilbert Islands (Kiribati), to which the Convention on Human Rights had been extended under Article 63 [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11].

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representative, dated 22 February 1980, registered at the Secretariat General on 27 February 1980 - Or. Engl.

Her Majesty's Governement in the United Kingdom ceased to be responsible on 27 October 1979 for the international relations of the territory of St. Vincent, to which the Convention on Human Rights had been extended under Article 63 [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11.

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 8 November 1983, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 November 1983 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to refer to Article 63 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], under which the Convention was extended to the Leeward Islands (including St. Kitts-Nevis) in 1953.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that since the independence of St. Kitts-Nevis from 19 September 1983, the Government of the United Kingdom is no longer responsible for this territory.]
Period covered: 01/07/1969 - 03/04/1984
Articles concerned : 56

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative, dated 3 April 1984, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 April 1984 - Or. Engl.

I have the honour to refer to Article 63 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11], under which the Convention was extended to Brunei on 12 September 1967.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that since Brunei Darussalam resumed full international responsibility as a sovereign and independent State on 31 December 1983, the Government of the United Kingdom is no longer responsible for her external affairs.

List of territories for whose international relations Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom are responsible and to which the European Convention on Human Rights has been extended:

Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Montserrat, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos islands.
Period covered: 03/04/1984 - 01/05/2004
Articles concerned : 34, 56

Declarations contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 31 March 2004, registered at the Secretariat General on 1 April 2004 – Or. Engl.

The Government of the United Kingdom declares that it extends the Convention to the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus, being a territory fo whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible.

The Government of the United Kingdom declares on behalf of the above territory that the Government accepts the competence of the Court to receive applications as provided by Article 34 of the Convention.
Period covered: 01/05/2004 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 25 September 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 28 September 2009 – Or. Engl.

I have the honour to refer to Article 56 (4) of the European Convention on Human Rights under which a State may accept the competence of the European Court of Human Rights to receive application from persons, non-governmental organisations or groups of individuals in respect of any of the territories for the international relations of which it is responsible to which the Convention has been extended.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby accepts the above competence of the Court on a permanent basis for the British Virgin Islands.
Period covered: 25/09/2009 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56

Declaration contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 November 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 November 2010 – Or. Engl.

I have the honour to refer to Article 56 (4) of the European Convention on Human Rights and the declaration contained in a letter dated 14 January 2006 from the United Kingdom Permanent Representative, concerning the extension, for the period of five years, of the competence of the European Court of Human Rights to receive application from individuals, non-governmental organisations or groups of individuals to various territories, for the international relations of which the United Kingdom is responsible.

I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland hereby accepts the above competence of the Court on a permanent basis for the following territories:

1. Anguilla
2. Bermuda
3. Montserrat
4. St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.

[Notes by the Secretariat: The current situation of territories for whose international relations the United Kingdom is responsible and for which it has accepted the competence of the European Court of Human Rights is the following:

1. Application of the Convention:

Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, the Bailiwick of Guernsey, Isle of Man, the Bailiwick of Jersey, Montserrat, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (*), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus, Turks and Caicos Islands.

2. Recognition of the right of individual petition before the European Court of Human Rights:

Territorial extension accepted on a permanent basis as from 14 January 2001: Bailiwick of Jersey.
Territorial extension accepted on a permanent basis as from 1 June 2003: Isle of Man.
Territorial extension accepted on a permanent basis as from 1 May 2004 : Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia in Cyprus.
Territorial extension accepted on a permanent basis as from 14 January 2006: Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands.
Territorial extension accepted on a permanent basis as from 23 February 2006: Bailiwick of Guernsey, Cayman Islands. .
Territorial extension accepted on a permanent basis as from 28 September 2009: British Virgin Islands.
Territorial extension accepted on a permanent basis as from 14 October 2009: Turks and Caicos Islands.
Territorial extension accepted on a permanent basis as from 22 November 2010: Anguilla, Bermuda, Montserrat, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (*).

(*) See the communication from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 18 November 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 November 2009 – Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 14/10/2009 -
Articles concerned : 56

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Bailiwick of Guernsey
(...)

[Note by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 May 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 30 July 1976, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 August 1976 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 9 December 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 December 1986 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 26 February 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 February 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 March 1996 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 15 March 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 March 2002 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 14 January 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 January 2006 – Or. Engl.
and renewed on a permanent basis by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 February 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 February 2006 – Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Bermuda
[…]

[Note by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 May 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 30 July 1976, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 August 1976 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 9 December 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 December 1986 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 26 February 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 February 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 March 1996 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 15 March 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 March 2002 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 14 January 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 January 2006 – Or. Engl.
and renewed on a permanent basis by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 November 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 November 2010 - Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

British Honduras
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 May 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.

These declarations were renewed for successive periods of five years under the name of Belize:
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 18 April 1977, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 April 1977 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 30 September 1981.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 21/09/1981
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declaration contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of the United Kingdom, dated 30 September 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 1 October 1981 – Or. Engl.

Her Majesty's Governement in the United Kingdom ceased to be responsible on 21 September 1981 for the international relations of the Belize territory, to which the Convention on Human Rights had been extended under Article 63 [Article 56 since the entry into force of the Protocol No 11].
Period covered: 21/09/1981 - 21/09/1981
Articles concerned : 56

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

British Solomon Islands
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 18 April 1977, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 April 1977 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 17 January 1979.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 07/07/1978
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

British Virgin Islands
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 18 April 1977, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 April 1977 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 25 September 2009.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1981
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Cayman Islands
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 18 April 1977, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 April 1977 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 21 February 2006.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1986
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Falkland Islands
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 30 July 1976, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 August 1976 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 17 April 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 April 1986 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 January 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 January 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1996 – Or. Engl., supplemented by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 March 1996 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 14 January 2006.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/2001
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Fiji
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for a period of three years by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.

The date registered by the Secretariat General as concluding this declaration is the one from which the United Kingdom ceased to be responsible for the international relations of the said territory.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 10/10/1970
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Gilbert and Ellice Islands
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three years :
as the Gilbert and Ellice Islands until 30 September 1975
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.

as the Gilbert Islands as from 1 October 1975
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 18 April 1977, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 April 1977 – Or. Engl.

The date registered by the Secretariat General as concluding this declaration is the one from which the United Kingdom ceased to be responsible for the international relations of the said territory.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 12/07/1979
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Gibraltar
[…]

[Note by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 30 July 1976, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 August 1976 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 17 April 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 April 1986 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 January 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 January 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 July 1996 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 15 March 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 March 2002 – Or. Engl.
and renewed on a permanent basis by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 14 January 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 January 2006 – Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Isle of Man
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 May 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 1 June 1993.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1976
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Montserrat
(...)

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 11 January 1991. ]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1976
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

St. Helena
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 30 July 1976, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 August 1976 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 17 April 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 April 1986 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 January 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 January 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 9 July 1996 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 15 March 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 March 2002 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 14 January 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 January 2006 – Or. Engl.
and renewed on a permanent basis as St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (*) by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 November 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 November 2010 - Or. Engl.

(*) See the Communication contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 18 November 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 November 2009 - Or. Engl. ]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

St. Vincent
[…]

[Note by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for a period of three years by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl. ]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1972
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Seychelles
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 17 January 1979.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1976
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Turks and Caicos Islands
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 1 September 1977, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 September 1977 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 17 April 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 April 1986 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 January 1991 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 18 January 2006.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1996
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 October 1967:

Brunei.

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for a period of three years by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 3 April 1984.]
Period covered: 12/10/1967 - 13/01/1972
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
(...)
and also, at the request of the Government of those territories:
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Dominica.

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 May 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 17 January 1979.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1976
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
(...)
and also, at the request of the Government of those territories:
Initial Date 12 September 1967:
(...)

Granada.

[Note by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for a period of three years by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl. ]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 13/01/1972
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
(...)
and also, at the request of the Government of those territories:
Initial Date 12 September 1967:
(...)

Kingdom of Tonga

[Note by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for a period of three years by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.

The date registered by the Secretariat General as concluding this declaration is the one from which the United Kingdom ceased to be responsible for the international relations of the said territory.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 05/06/1970
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
(...)
and also, at the request of the Government of those territories:
Initial Date 12 September 1967:
(...)

St. Lucia.

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 30 July 1976, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 August 1976 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 29 March 1979.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 22/02/1979
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 September 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 12 September 1967 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they accept in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13 of January, 1969, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the initial date so stipulated by any person claiming, in relation to any act or decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that initial date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to that territory.

On instructions from Her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified in the list annexed hereto, that they recognise in respect of each such territory, for the period beginning on the initial date stipulated for that territory on the said list and ending on the 13th of January, 1969, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the initial date so stipulated concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to that territory.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which is accepted:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
Initial Date 12 September 1967:

Gilbert and Ellice Islands
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
as the Gilbert and Ellice Islands until 30 September 1975
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1969, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 February 1969 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 21 April 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 April 1972 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 6 March 1974, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 March 1974 – Or. Engl.

as Tuvalu as from 1 October 1975
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 30 July 1976, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 August 1976 – Or. Engl.

See also the United Kingdom's declaration dated 17 January 1979.]
Period covered: 12/09/1967 - 01/10/1978
Articles concerned : 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 30 July 1976, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 August 1976 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the Bailiwick of Jersey, that they accept in respect of the Bailiwick of Jersey, for the period beginning on the 14th of January 1976, and ending on the 13th January 1981, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the 14th of January 1976 by any person claiming in relation to any act a decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to the Bailiwick of Jersey.

On instructions from her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of the Bailiwick of Jersey, that they accept in respect of the Bailiwick of Jersey, for the period beginning on the 14th of January 1976, and ending on the 13th January 1981, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the 14th of January 1976 concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to the Bailiwick of Jersey.

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 4 December 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 8 December 1981 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 9 December 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 December 1986 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 January 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 March 1996 – Or. Engl.
and renewed on a permanent basis with retroactive effect from 14 January 2001by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 24 February 2003, registered at the Secretariat General on 25 February 2003 – Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 14/01/1976 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 August 1981, registered at the Secretariat General on 21 August 1981 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of paragraph (4) of Article 63 of the said Convention [see Article 56(4) of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of Anguilla, that they accept in respect of Anguilla, for the five years beginning on the 14th of January 1981 and ending on the 13th of January 1986, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions submitted to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe on or after the 14th of January 1981 by any person claiming in relation to any act a decision occurring or any facts or events arising on or after that date, to be the victim of a violation of the rights set forth in the Convention as extended to Anguilla.

On instructions from her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby declare, on behalf of Anguilla, that they accept in respect of Anguilla, for the five years beginning on the 14th of January 1981, and ending on the 13th January 1986, the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement, on condition of reciprocity, in all matters arising on or after the 14th of January 1981 concerning the interpretation and application of the Convention as extended to Anguilla.

[Note by the Secretariat: These declarations was renewed by successive periods of five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 17 April 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 April 1986 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 January 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 January 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1996 – Or. Engl., supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 March 1996 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 15 March 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 March 2002 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 14 January 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 January 2006 – Or. Engl.
and renewed on a permanent basis by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 19 November 2010, registered at the Secretariat General on 22 November 2010 - Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 14/01/1981 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 17 April 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 April 1986 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby renew, in respect of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified on the list annexed to this letter, the declaration made in the letter dated 12 September 1967, of acceptance of the competence of the Commission to receive petitions from persons, non-governmental organisations or groups of individuals by further prolonging in respect of the territories specified on that list, for the five years beginning on 14 January 1986 and ending on 13 January 1991, the period of acceptance of such competence. Except in relation to the date of expiry of this period, the terms of the declaration of 12 September 1967 shall remain unaffected.

On instructions from her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby renew, in respect of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified on the list annexed to this letter, the declaration made in the letter dated 12 September 1967, of the acceptance of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights by further prolonging in respect of the territories specified on that list, for the five years beginning on 14 January 1986 and ending on 13 January 1991, the period of acceptance of such jurisdiction. Except in relation to the date of expiry of this period, the terms of the declaration of 12 September 1967 shall remain unaffected.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
are again renewed
(...)

South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
(...)

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of five years :
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 January 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 January 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1996 – Or. Engl., supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 March 1996 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 15 March 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 March 2002 – Or. Engl.
and renewed on a permanent basis by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 14 January 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 January 2006 – Or. Engl.]
Period covered: 14/01/1986 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46

Declarations contained in two letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 17 April 1986, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 April 1986 – Or. Engl.

On instructions from her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby renew, in respect of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified on the list annexed to this letter, the declaration made in the letter dated 12 September 1967, of acceptance of the competence of the Commission to receive petitions from persons, non-governmental organisations or groups of individuals by further prolonging in respect of the territories specified on that list, for the five years beginning on 14 January 1986 and ending on 13 January 1991, the period of acceptance of such competence. Except in relation to the date of expiry of this period, the terms of the declaration of 12 September 1967 shall remain unaffected.

On instructions from her Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, I now have the honour to inform you that the Government of the United Kingdom hereby renew, in respect of the territories for the international relations of which they are responsible specified on the list annexed to this letter, the declaration made in the letter dated 12 September 1967, of the acceptance of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights by further prolonging in respect of the territories specified on that list, for the five years beginning on 14 January 1986 and ending on 13 January 1991, the period of acceptance of such jurisdiction. Except in relation to the date of expiry of this period, the terms of the declaration of 12 September 1967 shall remain unaffected.

Annex - List of territories for the international relations of which the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are responsible, in respect of which:
- the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions from persons, non governmental organisations or groups of individuals;
- the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights,
are again renewed
(...)

St Helena Dependencies
[…]

[Notes by the Secretariat: These declarations were renewed for successive periods of five years as the St Helena Dependencies:
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 11 January 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 January 1991 – Or. Engl.
- by letters from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 12 January 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 January 1996 – Or. Engl., supplemented by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 27 March 1996, registered at the Secretariat General on 29 March 1996 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 15 March 2002, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 March 2002 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 14 January 2006, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 January 2006 – Or. Engl.

See the Communication contained in a letter from the Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom, dated 18 November 2009, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 November 2009 - Or. Engl. ]
Period covered: 14/01/1986 -
Articles concerned : 34, 56, Ex-25, Ex-46


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