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Protocol No. 10 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

(ETS No. 146)

Open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe, signatories to the Convention, in Strasbourg, on 25 March 1992.

Entry into force: Since the entry into force of Protocol no. 11 to the Convention (ETS no. 155), on 1 November 1998, this Protocol has lost its purpose.

Summary of the treaty

The Tenth Protocol aims at improving the Convention's supervision procedures. It changes the rule on the majority required when the Committee of Ministers is called upon to vote on whether the Convention has been violated in cases not referred to the European Court of Human Rights.

It replaces the two-thirds majority provided for in Article 32 of the Convention by a simple majority of member States.

When the new Protocol enters into force, the Committee of Ministers will take decisions relating to its judicial functions under Article 32 of the Convention by simple majority.