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The European Convention on Human Rights

Preamble

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Section I

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Section IV

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Section V

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Protocols

Protocol 1. Enforcement of certain Rights and Freedoms not included in Section I of the Convention [1952]

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Protocol 2. Conferring upon the European Court of Human Rights Competence to give Advisory Opinions [1963]

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Protocol 3. Amending Articles 29, 30, and 94 of the Convention [1963]

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Protocol 4. Protecting certain Additional Rights [1963]

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Protocol Amending Articles 22 and 40 of the Convention [1966]

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The European Convention on Human Rights

Preamble

The Governments signatory hereto, being Members of the Council of Europe,

Considering the Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 10 December 1948;

Considering that this Declaration aims at securing the universal and effective recognition and observance of the Rights therein declared;

Considering that the aim of the Council of Europe is the achievement of greater unity between its Members and that one of the methods by which the aim is to be pursued is the maintenance and further realisation of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms;

Reaffirming their profound belief in those Fundamental Freedoms which are the foundation of justice and peace in the world and are best maintained on the one hand by an effective political democracy and on the other by a common understanding and observance of the Human Rights upon which they depend;

Being resolved, as the Governments of European countries which are like-minded and have a common heritage of political traditions, ideals, freedom and the rule of law to take the first steps for the collective enforcement of certain of the Rights stated in the Universal Declaration;

Have agreed as follows:


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