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 Ukraine ratifies two protocols to European Convention on Human Rights

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October 31, 2017

Ukraine ratifies two protocols to European Convention on Human Rights

Poroshenko has signed the Law “On Ratification of Protocols No. 15 and No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.” 

Poroshenko has signed the Law “On Ratification of Protocols No. 15 and No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms,” UNN reports with reference to the Presidential Administration’s press release. 

It is noted that the ratification of these protocols demonstrates Ukraine’s adherence to the ideas and goals of the Convention, and confirms Ukraine’s intention to actively participate in the reformation of the European Court of Human Rights for the improvement of its effectiveness.

 The press service also informed that the Protocol No.15 comes into force on the first day of month following the end of the three-month term from the date when all parties to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms expressed their agreement to be bound by this Protocol except for the Article 4, which comes into force three months after the Protocol No.15 becomes valid. 

Meanwhile, the Protocol No.16 comes into force on the first day of month following the end of the three-month term from the date when ten parties to the Convention expressed their agreement to be bound by this Protocol. 

Based on the information available on September 6, 2017, the Protocol No.15 was signed by 45 member states, including 35 countries, which expressed their agreement to be bound by this Protocol. The Protocol No.16 is signed by 18 member states, including 8 countries, which expressed their agreement to be bound by it.