European Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Protocol 4, Article 7
Signature and ratification
- This Protocol shall be open for signature by the members
of the Council of Europe who are the signatories of the Convention;
it shall be ratified at the same time as or after the ratification
of the Convention. It shall enter into force after the deposit
of five instruments of ratification. As regards any signatory
ratifying subsequently, the Protocol shall enter into force at
the date of the deposit of its instrument of ratification.
- The instruments of ratification shall be deposited with the
Secretary General of the Council of Europe, who will notify all
members of the names of those who have ratified.
In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto,
have signed this Protocol.
Done at Strasbourg, this 16th day of September 1963, in English
and in French, both texts being equally authoritative, in a single
copy which shall remain deposited in the archives of the Council
of Europe. The Secretary General shall transmit certified copies
to each of the signatory states.