Update: 04.07.2019

Protocol No. 13 to the ECHR

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Protocol No. 13 to the ECHR dates from 3 May 2002 and abolishes the death penalty in times of peace, war or immediate danger of war. It entered into force on 1 July 2003. So far, 44 member countries have ratified Protocol No. 13 (as at 4 July 2019; current count). Poland has so far signed but not ratified the Protocol. Russia and Azerbaijan so far refuse to abolish the death penalty completely.

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