Details of Treaty No.161

European Agreement relating to persons participating in proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights
Title European Agreement relating to persons participating in proceedings of the European Court of Human Rights
Reference ETS No.161
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 05/03/1996  - Treaty open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe
Entry into Force 01/01/1999  - 10 Ratifications.
Summary

The Agreement requires Parties to ensure that persons participating in proceedings instituted under the European Convention on Human Rights, as amended by Protocol No. 11, (agents, advisors, advocates, applicants, delegates, witnesses, and experts) enjoy immunity from legal process in respect of their acts before the single permanent Court, as well as freedom to correspond with the Court and freedom to travel for the purpose of attending the proceedings.

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