European human rights instruments not ratified by Switzerland

Below you find a short summary of all the human rights instruments of the Council of Europe that Switzerland has not yet ratified.


Protocol (No. 1) to the ECHR

of 20 March 1952
Entry into force: 18 May 1954
Ratified by 45 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) The European Human Rights...


Protocol No. 4 to the ECHR

of 16 September 1963
Entry into force: 2 May 1968
Ratified by 43 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the Protocol No....


Protocol No. 12 to the ECHR

of 4 November 2000
Entry into force: 1 April 2005
Ratified by 18 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the Protocol No. 12 ...


Protocol No. 15 to the ECHR

of 24 June 2013
Has not yet entered into force since a ratification by all CoE members is necessary.
Ratified by 22 member states (as at October...


Protocol No. 16 to the ECHR

of 2 October 2013
Has not yet entered into force since a ratification by a minimum of 10 CoE members is necessary.
Ratified by 0, signed by 10...


Revised European Social Charter

of 3 May 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 1999
Ratified by 33 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) The Revised European Social Charter...


European Social Charter

of 18 October 1961
Entry into force: 26 February 1965
Ratified by 27 members States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the European...


Additional Protocol of 1988 to the European Social Charter

of 5 May 1988
Entry into force: 4 September 1992
Ratified by 13 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the Protocol of 1988 to...


Additional Protocol to the European Social Charter Providing for a System of Collective Complaints

of 9 November 1995
Entry into force: 1 July 1998
Ratified by 13 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the Protocol of...


Protocol amending the European Social Charter of 1991

of 21 October 1991
Not yet entered into force since ratification by 4 of the 27 parties to the European Social Charter is still...


European Convention on the Exercise of Children's Rights

of 25 January 1996
Entry into force: 1 July 2000
Ratified by 18 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the European Convention...


European Convention on the Legal Status of Migrant Workers

of 24 November 1977
Entry into force: 1 May 1983
Ratified by 11 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the European Convention...


European Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level

of 5 February 1992
Entry into force: 1 May 1997
Ratified by 8 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the Convention on the...


European Convention on Nationality

of 6 November 1997
Entry into force: 1 March 2000
Ratified by 20 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) The Convention contains...


Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Biomedical Research

of 25 January 2005
Entry into force: 1 November 2007
Ratified by 9 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the Additional Protocol to...


Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Genetic Testing for Health Purposes

of 27 November 2008
not yet entered into force
Ratified by 3 member States of the CoE (as at May 2014) Text of the Additional Protocol to the...

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