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RUSSIAN FEDERATION federal law on Russian Federation's accession to the General Agreement on privileges and immunities of the Council of Europe and the protocols adopted by the State Duma on February 21, 1996 year approved by the Federation Council February 22, 1996 year Article 1. Join on behalf of the Russian Federation to the General Agreement on privileges and immunities of the Council of Europe from September 2, 1949 onwards and the following protocols: Protocol of November 6, 1952 year second Protocol (provisions relating to members of the European Commission of human rights) from December 15, 1956 onwards, the Fourth Protocol (provisions concerning the European Court of human rights) from December 16, 1961 year and fifth Protocol of June 18, 1990 year.
Article 2. This federal law shall enter into force on the day of its official publication.
The President of the Russian Federation, b. Yeltsin, Kremlin, Moscow, N 20 February 23, 1996-FZ
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