Details of Treaty No.118

Protocol No. 8 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (*)
Title Protocol No. 8 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (*)
Reference ETS No.118
Opening of the treaty Vienna, 19/03/1985  - (*) Since its entry into force, this Protocol forms an integrant part of ETS 5 and is closed to legal acts.
Entry into Force 01/01/1990  - Ratification by the Parties to Treaty ETS 5.
Summary

This Protocol gives to the European Commission of Human Rights the possibility to set up Chambers, each composed of at least seven members to examine individual petitions which can be dealt with on the basis of established case law or which raise no serious question affecting the interpretation or application of the Convention.

This Protocol provides, too, that the Commission may set up committees, each composed of at least three members, with the power, exercisable by a unanimous vote, to declare inadmissible or strike from its list of cases a petition  when such a decision can be taken without further examination.

These provisions do not apply to petitions from States.

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