Rs 0.101.06 Protocol No. 6 Of 28 April 1983 In The Convention For The Protection Of The Rights Of Man And Fundamental Freedoms Concerning The Abolition Of The Death Penalty

Original Language Title: RS 0.101.06 Protocole no 6 du 28 avril 1983 à la Convention de sauvegarde des droits de l’homme et des libertés fondamentales concernant l’abolition de la peine de mort

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0.101.06 text original Protocol No. 6 to the Convention for the protection of rights of the man and fundamental freedoms concerning the abolition of the death penalty concluded in Strasbourg on April 28, 1983, approved by the Federal Assembly on March 20, 1987, Instrument of ratification deposited by Switzerland on October 13, 1987, entered into force for the Switzerland on November 1, 1987, amended by Protocol No. 11 of 11 May 1994 (Status January 17, 2008) Member States of the Council of Europe, signatories to this Protocol to the Convention for the protection of the rights of man and fundamental freedoms, signed in Rome on 4 November 1950 (hereinafter 'the Convention'), considering that recent developments in several Member States of the Council of Europe express a general tendency in favour of abolition of the death penalty;
Have agreed as follows: article 1 abolition of the death penalty the death penalty is abolished. No person shall be condemned to such penalty or executed.

S. 2 death penalty in time of war a State may provide in its legislation the death penalty for acts committed in time of war or of imminent threat of war; such a penalty will be applied only in cases provided for by this legislation and in accordance with its provisions. This State shall communicate to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe the relevant provisions of the legislation in question.

S. 3 prohibition of derogations no derogation is permitted from the provisions of this Protocol in respect of article 15 of the Convention.

S. 4 prohibition of reservations no reservation is permitted with the provisions of the present Protocol under art. 57 of the Convention.

S. 5 territorial application 1. Any State may, at the time of signature or when depositing its instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval, designate any territories to which apply this Protocol.
2 any State may, at any time thereafter, by a declaration addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, extend the application of this Protocol to any other territory specified in the declaration. The Protocol will enter into force with respect to that territory the first day of the month following the date of receipt of the declaration by the Secretary General.
3. any declaration made under the two preceding paragraphs may be withdrawn, in respect of any territory specified in the declaration, by notification addressed to the Secretary General. The withdrawal shall take effect on the first day of the month following the date of receipt of the notification by the Secretary General.

S. 6 relationship with the Convention the States Parties consider the art. 1 to 5 of this Protocol as additional to the Convention and all the provisions of the Convention shall apply accordingly.

S. 7 signature and ratification this Protocol shall be open for signature by the Member States of the Council of Europe, signatories to the Convention. It will be subject to ratification, acceptance or approval. A State member of the Council of Europe may not ratify, accept or approve this Protocol without previously or simultaneously ratifying the Convention. The instruments of ratification, acceptance or approval shall be deposited with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

S. 8 entry into force 1. This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the date on which five Member States of the Council of Europe have expressed their consent to be bound by the Protocol in accordance with the provisions of art. 7 2. Any Member State which subsequently expresses its consent to be bound by the Protocol, it shall enter into force the first day of the month following the date of deposit of the instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval.

S. 9 functions of depositaries scope on January 17, 2008, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe shall notify the Member States of the Council: a) any signature; b) the deposit of any instrument of ratification, acceptance or approval; c) any date of entry into force of this Protocol in accordance with its art. 5 and 8; d) any other Act, notification or communication relating to this Protocol.

In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorized thereto, have signed this Protocol.
Done at Strasbourg, 28 April 1983, in french and English, both texts being equally authentic, in a single copy which shall be deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General of the Council of Europe in shall communicate certified copies to each of the Member States of the Council of Europe.
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Scope January 17, 2008 States parties Ratification entry into force Albania 21 September 2000 October 1, 2000 Germany * July 5, 1989 August 1, 1989 Andorra January 22, 1996 February 1, 1996 Armenia 29 September 2003 October 1, 2003 Austria 5 January 1984 1 March 1985 Azerbaijan * 15 April 2002 1 May 2002 Belgium 10 December 1998 1 January 1999 Bosnia and Herzegovina 12 July 2002 August 1, 2002 Bulgaria 29 September 1999 1 October 1999 Cyprus * January 19

2000 February 1, 2000 Croatia 5 November 1997 December 1, 1997 Denmark 1 December 1983 1 March 1985 Spain 14 January 1985 March 1, 1985 Estonia 17 April 1998 may 1, 1998 Finland 10 May 1990 1 June 1990 France 17 February 1986 1 March 1986 Georgia April 13, 2000 may 1, 2000 Greece 8 September 1998 1 October 1998 Hungary 5 November 1992 1 December 1992 Ireland 24 June 1994 1 July 1994 Iceland 22 May 1987 1 June

1987 Italy December 29, 1988 1 January 1989 Latvia 7 May 1999 1 June 1999 Liechtenstein 15 November 1990 1 December 1990 Lithuania 8 July 1999 1 August 1999 Luxembourg 19 February 1985 1 March 1985 Macedonia 10 April 1997 1 May 1997 Malta 26 March 1991 1 April 1991 Moldova 12 September 1997 1 October 1997 Monaco 30 November 2005 December 1, 2005 Montenegro June 6, 2006 S June 6, 2006 Norway October 25, 1988 1 November 1988 Netherlands *.

April 25, 1986 may 1, 1986 Netherlands Antilles April 25, 1986 may 1, 1986 Aruba April 25, 1986 may 1, 1986 Poland 30 October 2000 November 1, 2000 Portugal 2 October 1986 1 November 1986 Romania 20 June 1994 July 1, 1994 United Kingdom 20 May 1999 1 June 1999 Guernsey 20 May 1999 1 June 1999 Isle of Man 20 May 1999 1 June 1999 Jersey 20 May 1999 June 1, 1999 San Marino 22 March 1989 1 April 1989 Serbia

March 3, 2004 April 1, 2004 Slovakia 18 March 1992 1 January 1993 Slovenia 28 June 1994 1 July 1994 Sweden February 9, 1984 1 March 1985 Switzerland October 13, 1987 November 1, 1987 Czech Republic 18 March 1992 1 January 1993 Turkey November 12, 2003 December 1, 2003 Ukraine * 4 April 2000 may 1, 2000 * reservations and declaration.

Reservations and declarations are not published to the RO. The texts in french and English will be available at the Council of Europe Internet site address: en/cadreprincipal.htm or obtained from the Directorate of public international law (DPIL), Section of international treaties, 3003 Berne.

1987 1807 RO; FF 1986 II 605 RO 1987 1806 see RS 0.101.09 art. 2 c. 6 RS 0.101 a version of the update scope is published on the web site of the FDFA (http://www.dfae.admin.ch/traites).

Status as of January 17, 2008

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