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06.09.2013  

60th anniversary of entry into force of European Convention on Human Rights

Strasbourg – Sixty years ago (3 September 1953) the European Convention on Human Rights, which is a basis of today’s Council of Europe, entered into force.

During the Second World War countries across Europe witnessed what can happen when there are no rules on the exercise of government’s power. In the aftermath of this conflict governments drafted the European Convention on Human Rights and agreed they have a legal obligation to respect and fulfill a set of basic human rights belonging to all people in Europe.

Today, the European Convention on Human Rights ensures coherent and consistent protection of human rights of 800 million people in the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.

Slovenia signed the European Convention on Human Rights on 14 May 1993 and became a full member of the Council of Europe.