The member States of the Council of Europe, signatories hereto,
Considering that, under the terms of Article 59 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"), signed at Rome on 4 November 1950, the members of the European Commission of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as "the Commission") and of the European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as "the Court") are entitled, during the discharge of their functions, to the privileges and immunities provided for in Article 40 of the Statute of the Council of Europe and in the Agreements made thereunder;
Recalling that the said privileges and immunities have been specified and defined in the Second and Fourth Protocols, signed at Paris on 15 December 1956 and 16 December 1961 respectively, to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed at Paris on 2 September 1949;
Considering that it is necessary, in the light of changes in the operation of the Convention's control machinery, to supplement the above-mentioned General Agreement by another Protocol,
Have agreed as follows:
Pending the entry into force of this Protocol in accordance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of Article 3, the Signatories agree to apply the Protocol provisionally from the date of signature, so far as it is possible to do so under their respective constitutional systems.
The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the member States of the Council of:
In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorised thereto, have signed this Protocol.
Done at Strasbourg, this 18th day of June 1990, in English and French, both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy which shall be deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall transmit certified copies to each Member State of the Council of Europe.