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Conventions And Protocols

Volume 130: debated on Thursday 31 March 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many conventions and protocols of the Council of Europe have been signed on behalf of the United Kingdom; how many have been ratified; and if he will list in the Official Report those conventions and protocols which have been signed but not ratified.

We have signed and ratified 73 conventions and protocols of the Council of Europe. Nine conventions and protocols have been signed but not yet ratified. These are:

  • 1. Protocol 4 to the Convention of Human Rights securing certain other Rights and Freedoms.
  • 2. European Convention for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
  • 3. European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of Non-Governmental Organisations.
  • 4. European Convention on the Control of the Acquisition and Possession of Firearms by Individuals.
  • 5. European Convention on the Compensation of Victims of Violent Crimes.
  • 6. Convention Relating to Stops on Bearer Securities in International Circulation.
  • 7. Convention on the Establishment of a Scheme of Registration of Wills.
  • 8. European Convention for the Protection of Animals for Slaughter.
  • 9. European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental Purposes.