Details of Treaty No.159

Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities
Title Additional Protocol to the European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Co-operation between Territorial Communities or Authorities
Reference CETS No.159
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 09/11/1995  - Treaty open for signature by the States signatory to the Outline-Convention
Entry into Force 01/12/1998  - 4 Ratifications.
Summary

The Protocol aims to strengthen the Outline Convention by expressly recognising, under certain conditions, the right of territorial communities to conclude transfrontier co-operation agreements, the validity in domestic law of the acts and decisions made in the framework of a transfrontier co-operation agreement, and the legal corporate capacity ("legal personality") of any co-operation body set up under such an agreement.

As the general legal framework for co-operation of local/regional authorities across borders in Europe, the Outline Convention together with its Protocol will be useful to the new member States in their governmental reform processes.


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