Protocol amending the European Convention for the Protection of Vertebrate Animals used for Experimental and other Scientific Purposes

(ETS No. 170)

Open for signature by Signatories to the Convention, in Strasbourg, on 22 June 1998.

Entry into force : 2 December 2005.

Summary of the treaty

Thanks to the introduction of a simplified procedure, this text will help up-date the terms of the convention, to take account of the development of scientific understanding and practice since the Convention (ETS no. 123) was opened for signature in 1986. These terms concern the norms set by the convention for care and accommodation of laboratory animals, as well as the presentation of statistical data on animal experimentation.