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European Human Rights


The Council of Europe has provided the framework for the negotiation and conclusion of more than 100 multilateral agreements among its member states (often called the “European treaties”). The texts of the treaties in French and English are officially published by the Secretary General in separate numbered booklets (which are bound together at the Law Library) in the European Treaty Series (E.T.S.); since 2004 the series has been called the Council of Europe Treaty Series. The treaties are reprinted by the Council in European Conventions and Agreements which also has declarations and reservations by the parties, an explanation of the treaty process, and other useful information. The treaties can be found in other standard treaty sources and on the Council’s website.  The website provides information about signatures and ratifications as well.