Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.117 - Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Nature of declaration : Declarations, Denunciations, Derogations
Status as of 12/08/2020
AustriaDeclaration transmitted by letter from the Permanent Representative of Austria, dated 23 June 1989, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 June 1989 - Or. Fr.
The Federal Government of the Republic of Austria recognises, for a period ending on 2 September 1991, the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive individual petitions as well as the compulsory jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights in respect to Articles 1 to 5 of Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
[Note by the Secretariat : This declaration was renewed for successive periods of three years :
- by a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, dated 16 September 1991, registered at the Secretariat General on 24 September 1991 - Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, dated 31 July 1994, registered at the Secretariat General on 17 August 1994 - Or. Fr.
and renewed for the period from 3 September 1997 to the date of entry into force of Protocol No. 11 to the Convention by a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Austria, dated 19 August 1997, registered at the Secretariat General on 25 August 1997 - Or. Fr.
Period covered: 03/09/1989 - 31/10/1998
Articles concerned : 7
Declarations contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 14 May 1986 - Or. Engl./Fr.
The Republic of Austria declares:
1. Higher Tribunals in the sense of Article 2, paragraph 1, include the Administrative Court and the Constitutional Court.
2. Articles 3 and 4 exclusively relate to criminal proceedings in the sense of the Austrian code of criminal procedure.
Period covered: 01/11/1988 -
Articles concerned : 4, 3, 2