Fourth Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe. Provisions concerning the European Court of Human Rights ETS No. 036 (Paris, 16 December 1961)

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FOURTH PROTOCOL
TO THE GENERAL AGREEMENT ON PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE

PROVISIONS CONCERNING THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS
(Paris, 16 December 1961)

ETS No. 036

The governments signatory hereto, being members of the Council of Europe,

Considering that, under the terms of Article 59 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, signed at Rome on 4th November 1950 (hereinafter referred to as "the Convention"), the members of the European Court of Human Rights (hereinafter referred to as "the Court") are entitled, during the discharge of their functions, to the privileges and immunities provided for in Article 40 of the Statute of the Council of Europe and in the Agreements made thereunder;

Considering that it is necessary to specify and define the said privileges and immunities in a Protocol to the General Agreement on Privileges and Immunities of the Council of Europe, signed at Paris on 2nd September 1949,

Have agreed as follows:

In witness whereof the undersigned, being duly authorised to that effect, have signed the present Protocol.

Done at Paris, this 16th day of December 1961, in English and in French, both texts being equally authoritative, in a single copy which shall remain deposited in the archives of the Council of Europe. The Secretary General shall send certified copies to each of the signatory governments.

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The Russian Federation acceded to this Protocol according to Federal Law No. 20-FZ of February 23, 1996