Reservations and Declarations for Treaty No.005 - Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

Events between 05/05/1949 and 31/08/2017

Norway

Reservation contained in the instrument of ratification, deposited on 15 January 1952 - Or. Fr. - and withdrawn on 4 December 1956 as a result of the abrogation of the constitutional provision in question.

Whereas Article 2 of the Norwegian Constitution of 17 May 1814 contains a provision under which Jesuits are not tolerated, a corresponding reservation is made with regard to the application of Article 9 of the Convention.
Period covered: 03/09/1953 - 04/12/1956
Articles concerned : 9

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 10 December 1955, registered at the Secretariat General on 13 December 1955 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental freedoms signed in Rome on 4 November 1950, the Royal Government of Norway recognizes, for a period of two years, as from today, the competence of the European Commission for Human Rights to receive petitions addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe from any person, non-governmental organisation or group of individuals claiming to be the victim of a violation by one of the High Contracting Parties of the rights set forth in the said Convention.

[Note by the Secretariat: This declaration was renewed for successive periods of one, two or five years :
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 3 December 1957, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 December 1957 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 4 December 1959, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 December 1959 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 6 December 1961, registered at the Secretariat General on 11 December 1961 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 6 December 1963, registered at the Secretariat General on 3 December 1963 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 30 November 1964, registered at the Secretariat General on 2 December 1964 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 21 June 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 June 1967 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 13 June 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 June 1972 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 17 June 1977, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 June 1977 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 18 June 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 June 1982 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 23 June 1987, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 June 1987 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Norway, dated 7 August 1992, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 August 1992 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 27 June 1997, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 July 1997 – Or. Engl. ]
Period covered: 10/12/1955 - 31/10/1998
Articles concerned : Ex-25

Declaration contained in a letter from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 30 June 1964, registered at the Secretariat General on 16 July 1964 – Or. Fr.

In accordance with Article 46 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental freedoms signed in Rome on 4 November 1950 [see Article 34 of the Convention since the entry into force of Protocol No. 11], the Royal Government of Norway recognizes, for a period of three years as compulsory ipso facto and without special agreement the jurisdiction of the European Court of Human Rights in all matters concerning the interpretation and application of the said Convention, on condition of reciprocity.

[Note by the Secretariat: This declaration was renewed for successive periods of three and five years :
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 21 June 1967, registered at the Secretariat General on 26 June 1967 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 13 June 1972, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 June 1972 – Or. Fr.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 17 June 1977, registered at the Secretariat General on 20 June 1977 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 18 June 1982, registered at the Secretariat General on 18 June 1982 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 23 June 1987, registered at the Secretariat General on 23 June 1987 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Permanent Representative of Norway, dated 7 August 1992, registered at the Secretariat General on 7 August 1992 – Or. Engl.
- by a letter from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, dated 27 June 1997, registered at the Secretariat General on 15 July 1997 – Or. Engl. ]
Period covered: 30/06/1964 - 31/10/1998
Articles concerned : Ex-46

Communication contained in a Note verbale from the Permanent Representation of Norway, dated 4 May 1987, registered at the Secretariat General on 4 May 1987 - Or. Engl.

The Permanent Representation of Norway to the Council of Europe has the honour to refer to the Secretary General’s notification of 29 January 1987 concerning the declaration of the Turkish Government recognizing the competence of the European Commission of Human Rights to receive petitions in accordance of Article 25 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

In the view of the Norwegian Government the step taken by the Turkish Government is to be welcomed as an important contribution to the strengthening of human rights in Europe. However, the wording of the declaration could give rise to difficult issues of interpretation as to the scope of the recognition of the right to petition. In the event, such issues fall to be resolved by the European Commission of Human Rights in dealing with concrete petitions from individuals.

The right of individual petition under Article 25 of the Human Rights Convention forms an essential part of the system of procedural safeguards for human rights in Europe. It is therefore desirable to avoid any doubt as to the scope and validity of the recognition by individual States of this right which may be raised by generalized stipulations in respect of the context in which petitions would be accepted as admissible, interpretative statements or other conditionalities.
Period covered: 04/05/1987 - 31/10/1998
Articles concerned : Ex-25


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