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Council of Europe Collection

Primary sources

1. Statute

The Statute was officially published as Number One in the  Council of Europe's European Treaty Series (ETS).



2. Treaties


More than two hundred conventions and protocols have been agreed by the CoE to date. These were published in the "European Treaty Series" (ETS No. 001 to 193 included). Since 2004, this Series is continued by the "Council of Europe Treaty Series" (CETS No. 194 and following):

3. Law reports

Three Council of Europe institutions are, or have been, involved in the enforcement of the European Convention on Human Rights:


i) European Court of Human Rights

Cases heard by the ECHR are published in:

Lists of the Court's judgments by date and subject appear in Part II of the   Yearbook of the European Convention on Human Rights  , together with statistical analyses of the year's cases.


ii) European Commission of Human Rights

Decisions of European Commission of Human Rights, now obsolete, were published in:


iii) Committee of Ministers  

Resolutions of the CoE's Committee of Ministers in application of the Convention are published in Collection of resolutions adopted by the Committee of Ministers in application of articles 32 and 54 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, 1959-1983

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