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 24/08/2019

Switzerland

Declaration from the Head of the Federal Political Department of Switzerland, dated 12 February 1988, registered at the Secretariat General on 19 February 1988 – Or. Fr.

At the time of deposit of the instrument of ratification of Protocol No. 7 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental freedoms, signed on 22 November 1984, I have the honour, on behalf of the Swiss Federal Council to make the following declaration concerning to Article 7, paragraph 2, of the said Protocol [Article 7 of the Protocol since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11]:

- Switzerland extends the recognition of the right of individual petition (Article 25 of the Convention) to Articles 1 to 5 of the Protocol for the period for which that recognition is effective in respect of the rights set forth in the Convention by virtue of its Declaration of 20 October 1986;
- Switzerland extends acceptance of the compulsory jurisdiction of the Court (Article 46 of the Convention) [see Article 34 of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11] in respect of Articles 1 to 5 of the Protocol.

[Note by the Secretariat: This declaration was renewed for successive periods of three years : concerning the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights:
- by a declaration from the Head of the Federal Political Department of Switzerland, dated 30 November 1989, registered at the Secretariat General on 6 December 1989 – Or. Fr.
- by a declaration from the Head of the Federal Political Department of Switzerland, dated 5 November 1992, registered at the Secretariat General on 5 November 1992 – Or. Fr.
- by a declaration from the Head of the Federal Political Department of Switzerland, dated 24 November 1995, registered at the Secretariat General on 30 November 1995 – Or. Fr. ]
Period covered: 01/11/1988 - 31/10/1998
Articles concerned : 7


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