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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

(ETS No. 046)

Open for signature by the members of the Council of Europe who are the signatories of the Convention, in Strasbourg, on 16 September 1963.

Entry into force: 2 May 1968.

Summary of the treaty

This Protocol secures certain rights and fundamental freedoms not included in previous texts (ETS Nos. 005 and 009): no deprivation of liberty for non-fulfilment of contractual obligations, right to liberty of movement and freedom to choose one's residence, prohibition of a State's expulsion of a national, probihition of collective expulsion of aliens.

The Protocol has been amended according to the provisions of Protocol No. 11 to the Convention (ETS no. 155) as from its entry into force, on 1 November 1998.