European Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
Protocol 7, Article 6
- Any State may at the time of signature or when depositing
its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval, specify
the territory or territories to which the Protocol shall apply
and state the extent to which it undertakes that the provisions
of this Protocol shall apply to such territory or territories.
- Any State may at any later date, by a declaration addressed
to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, extend the
application of this Protocol to any other territory specified
in the declaration. In respect of such territory the Protocol
shall enter into force on the first day of the month following
the expiration of a period of two months after the date of receipt
by the Secretary General of such declaration.
- Any declaration made under the two preceding paragraphs may,
in respect of any territory specified in such declaration, be
withdrawn or modified by a notification addressed to the Secretary
General. The withdrawal or modification shall become effective
on the first day of the month following the expiration of a period
of two months after the date of receipt of such notification
by the Secretary General.
- A declaration made in accordance with this Article shall
be deemed to have been made in accordance with paragraph 1 of
Article 56 of the Convention.
- The territory of any State to which this Protocol applies
by virtue of ratification, acceptance or approval by that State,
and each territory to which this Protocol is applied by virtue
of a declaration by that State under this Article, may be treated
as separate territories for the purpose of the reference in
Article 1 to the territory of a State.
- Any State which has made a declaration in accordance with
paragraph 1 or 2 of this Article may at any time thereafter declare
on behalf of one or more of the territories to which the declaration
relates that it accepts the competence of the Court to receive
applications from individuals, non-governmental organisations
or groups of individuals as provided in Article
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