Protocol No. 4 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, securing certain rights and freedoms other than those already included in the Convention and in the first Protocol thereto
CETS No.: 046
Treaty open for signature by the member States signatories to Treaty ETS 5

Opening for signature Entry into force
Place: Strasbourg
Date : 16/9/1963
Conditions: 5 Ratifications.
Date : 2/5/1968

Status as of: 2/5/2012

Member States of the Council of Europe

   Signature  Ratification  Entry into force  Notes  R.  D.  A.  T.  C.  O. 
Albania   2/10/1996   2/10/1996   2/10/1996           X                  
Andorra   31/5/2007   6/5/2008   6/5/2008                              
Armenia   25/1/2001   26/4/2002   26/4/2002                              
Austria   16/9/1963   18/9/1969   18/9/1969       X   X                  
Azerbaijan   25/1/2001   15/4/2002   15/4/2002           X                  
Belgium   16/9/1963   21/9/1970   21/9/1970           X                  
Bosnia and Herzegovina   24/4/2002   12/7/2002   12/7/2002                              
Bulgaria   3/11/1993   4/11/2000   4/11/2000                              
Croatia   6/11/1996   5/11/1997   5/11/1997           X                  
Cyprus   6/10/1988   3/10/1989   3/10/1989           X                  
Czech Republic   21/2/1991   18/3/1992   1/1/1993   17       X                  
Denmark   16/9/1963   30/9/1964   2/5/1968           X                  
Estonia   14/5/1993   16/4/1996   16/4/1996           X                  
Finland   5/5/1989   10/5/1990   10/5/1990           X                  
France   22/10/1973   3/5/1974   3/5/1974           X       X          
Georgia   17/6/1999   13/4/2000   13/4/2000                              
Germany   16/9/1963   1/6/1968   1/6/1968           X       X          
Greece                                          
Hungary   6/11/1990   5/11/1992   5/11/1992           X                  
Iceland   16/11/1967   16/11/1967   2/5/1968           X                  
Ireland   16/9/1963   29/10/1968   29/10/1968           X                  
Italy   16/9/1963   27/5/1982   27/5/1982       X   X                  
Latvia   21/3/1997   27/6/1997   27/6/1997           X                  
Liechtenstein   7/12/2004   8/2/2005   8/2/2005                              
Lithuania   14/5/1993   20/6/1995   20/6/1995           X                  
Luxembourg   16/9/1963   2/5/1968   2/5/1968           X                  
Malta   5/6/2002   5/6/2002   5/6/2002                              
Moldova   2/5/1996   12/9/1997   12/9/1997           X                  
Monaco   5/10/2004   30/11/2005   30/11/2005       X                      
Montenegro   3/4/2003   3/3/2004   6/6/2006   56                          
Netherlands   15/11/1963   23/6/1982   23/6/1982           X       X          
Norway   16/9/1963   12/6/1964   2/5/1968           X                  
Poland   14/9/1992   10/10/1994   10/10/1994           X                  
Portugal   27/4/1978   9/11/1978   9/11/1978           X                  
Romania   4/11/1993   20/6/1994   20/6/1994           X                  
Russia   28/2/1996   5/5/1998   5/5/1998           X                  
San Marino   1/3/1989   22/3/1989   22/3/1989           X                  
Serbia   3/4/2003   3/3/2004   3/3/2004   56                          
Slovakia   21/2/1991   18/3/1992   1/1/1993   17       X                  
Slovenia   14/5/1993   28/6/1994   28/6/1994           X                  
Spain   23/2/1978   16/9/2009   16/9/2009           X                  
Sweden   16/9/1963   13/6/1964   2/5/1968           X                  
Switzerland                                          
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia   14/6/1996   10/4/1997   10/4/1997           X                  
Turkey   19/10/1992                                      
Ukraine   19/12/1996   11/9/1997   11/9/1997           X                  
United Kingdom   16/9/1963                                      

Total number of signatures not followed by ratifications: 
Total number of ratifications/accessions:  43 

Notes:
(17) Dates of signature and ratification by the former Czech and Slovak Federal Republic.
(56) Dates of signature and ratification by the state union of Serbia and Montenegro.
a: Accession - s: Signature without reservation as to ratification - su: Succession - r: Signature "ad referendum".
R.: Reservations - D.: Declarations - A.: Authorities - T.: Territorial Application - C.: Communication - O.: Objection.

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