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ETS and CETS
Conventions and agreements opened for signature between 1949 and 2003
were published in the "European Treaty Series" (ETS No. 001 to 193 included).
Since 2004, this Series is continued by the "Council of Europe Treaty Series"
(CETS No. 194 and following). For technical reasons, the search pages contained
in this site use only the denomination CETS.
24 November 2014
Protocol No. 16 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
(CETS No. 214).