Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.214 - Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Declarations in force as of today
Status as of 15/12/2019

Albania

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 July 2015 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 10 of Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Republic of Albania declares that the national courts designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Protocol are the Supreme Court of the Republic of Albania and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Albania.
Period covered: 01/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 1, 10


Andorra

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Andorra to the Council of Europe, dated 14 May 2019, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 16 May 2019 - Or. Fr.

Pursuant to Article 10 of Protocol No.16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Principality of Andorra declares that the courts designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Protocol are the Constitutional Court and the High Court of Justice.
Period covered: 01/09/2019 -
Articles concerned : 10


Armenia

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, deposited with the instrument of ratification on 31 January 2017 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 10 of Protocol No.16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Republic of Armenia designates the following national courts for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of this Protocol:

The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia
The Court of Cassation of the Republic of Armenia.
Period covered: 01/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 1, 10


Estonia

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 31 august 2017 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 10 of the Protocol, the Republic of Estonia declares that the court designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Protocol is the Supreme Court of Estonia.
Period covered: 01/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 10


Finland

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 7 December 2015 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 10 of the Protocol, the Republic of Finland declares that the highest courts and tribunals of Finland designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Protocol are the Supreme Court, the Supreme Administrative Court, the Labour Court and the Insurance Court.
Period covered: 01/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 1, 10


France

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 12 April 2018 - Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 10 of Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the French Government declares that the jurisdiction designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Protocol are the Constitutional Council, the State Council and the Court of Cassation.
Period covered: 01/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 1, 10


Georgia

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 6 July 2015 - Or. Engl.

According to Article 10 of Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms and for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of this Protocol, Georgia designates Supreme Court of Georgia and Constitutional Court of Georgia as courts that may request the European Court of Human Rights to give advisory opinions on questions of principle relating to the interpretation or application of the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention or protocols thereto.
Period covered: 01/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 1, 10


Greece

Declaration contained Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Greece to the Council of Europe, dated 5 April 2019, deposited with the instrument of ratification, on 5 April 2019 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 10 of Protocol No.16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Hellenic Republic declares that the courts designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Protocol are the Supreme Special Court, the Supreme Civil and Criminal Court, the Council of State and the Court of Audit.
Period covered: 01/08/2019 -
Articles concerned : 1, 10


Lithuania

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 2 September 2015 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 10 of Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Republic of Lithuania declares that the highest courts and tribunals in the Republic of Lithuania which may request the European Court of Human Rights to give advisory opinions on questions of principle relating to the interpretation or application of the rights and freedoms defined in the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms or the protocols thereto are the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Lithuania, the Supreme Court of Lithuania and the Supreme Administrative Court of Lithuania.
Period covered: 01/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 10


Netherlands

Declaration contained in the instrument of acceptance deposited on 12 February 2019 – Or. Engl.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands accepts the Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms for the entire Kingdom [i.e. for the European part of the Netherlands, the Caribbean part of the Netherlands (the islands Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba) and for Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten].
Period covered: 01/06/2019 -
Articles concerned : -

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, dated 30 January 2019, deposited with the instrument of acceptance 12 February 2019 – Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 10 of Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Kingdom of the Netherlands declares that highest courts and tribunals designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Protocol are:

a) the Supreme Court of the Netherlands;
b) the Administrative Jurisdiction Division of the Council of State;
c) the Central Appeals Tribunal;
d) the Administrative High Court for Trade and Industry;
e) the Joint Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.

The Kingdom of the Netherlands further declares that the tribunal and the courts at c), d) and e) possess the powers arising from this Protocol only when acting as domestic courts of last resort.
Period covered: 01/06/2019 -
Articles concerned : 1, 10


Romania

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Permanent Representation of Romania and handed over at the time of the signature of the instrument, on 14 October 2014 - Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 10 of Protocol No 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Government of Romania designates the following national courts for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of this Protocol:

The High Court of Cassation and Justice
The Constitutional Court
The Court of appeal of Alba Iulia
The Court of appeal of Bacău
The Court of appeal of Braşov
The Court of appeal of Bucureşti
The Court of appeal of Cluj
The Court of appeal of Constanţa
The Court of appeal of Craiova
The Court of appeal of Galaţi
The Court of appeal of Iaşi
The Court of appeal of Oradea
The Court of appeal of Piteşti
The Court of appeal of Ploieşti
The Court of appeal of Suceava
The Court of appeal of Târgu-Mureş
The Court of appeal of Timişoara.

This Declaration will enter into force at the time of the ratification of the Protocol, in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1b, and Article 10 of the Protocol.
Articles concerned : 1, 10


San Marino

Declaration contained in a Note Verbale from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of San Marino, dated 4 February 2015, deposited simultaneously with the instrument of ratification, on 16 February 2014 - Or. Engl.

Under Article 10 of Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, the Republic of San Marino declares that the jurisdiction designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of this Protocol is that of the Court of the Republic of San Marino.

This Declaration will enter into force at the time of the ratification of the Protocol, in accordance with Article 7, paragraph 1b, and Article 10 of the Protocol.
Period covered: 31/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 1, 10


Slovenia

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 26 March 2015 - Or. Engl.

Pursuant to Article 10 of the Protocol, the Republic of Slovenia declares that the national courts for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of the Protocol, to address the requests for advisory opinions to the European Court of Human Rights, are the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia and the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia.
Articles concerned : 10


Ukraine

Declaration contained in the instrument of ratification deposited on 22 March 2018 – Or. Engl.

In accordance with Article 10 of Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Ukraine declares that the highest court designated for the purposes of Article 1, paragraph 1, of this Protocol is the Supreme Court.
Period covered: 01/08/2018 -
Articles concerned : 10


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