Protocol No. 13 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, concerning the abolition of the death penalty in all circumstances

(ETS No. 187)

Open for signature by the member States of the Council of Europe Signatories to the Convention, in Vilnius, on 3 May 2002.

Entry into force: 1 July 2003.

Summary of the treaty

This Protocol is banning the death penalty in all circumstances, including for crimes committed in times of war and imminent threat of war.

No derogation or reservation is allowed to Protocol No. 13.