Details of Treaty No.117

Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Title Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Reference CETS No.117
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 22/11/1984  - Treaty open for signature by the member States signatories to Treaty ETS 5
Entry into Force 01/11/1988  - 7 Ratifications.
Summary

Protocol No. 7 extends the list of rights protected under the Convention and its Protocols Nos. 1, 4 and 6 to include the following:

  • The right of aliens to procedural guarantees in the event of expulsion from the territory of a State ;
  • The right of a person convicted of a criminal offence to have the conviction of sentence reviewed by a higher tribunal ;
  • The right to compensation in the event of a miscarriage of justice ;
  • The right not to be tried or punished in criminal proceedings for an offence for which one has already been acquitted or convicted (ne bis in idem) ;
  • Equality of rights and responsibilities as between spouses.

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