Update: 22.05.2014

Protocol No. 13 to the ECHR, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances

Adopted on 3 May 2002
Entry into force on 1st July 2003
Ratified by 43 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014)

For Switzerland:
SR 0.101.093 (AS 2003 2577)
Signed on 3rd May 2002
Ratified on 3rd May 2002
Entry into force on 1st July 2003
Dispatch: -

Official text

Summary

This Protocol is banning the death penalty in all circumstances, including for crimes committed in times of war and imminent threat of war. No derogation or reservation is allowed to Protocol No. 13 to the European Convention on Human Rights.
Explanatory report
More on description of the content (in German)

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