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IRIS 1995-1:16/44

Council of Europe: State of Signatures and Ratifications of relevant European Conventions on 9 January 1995

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European Convention relating to questions on copyright law and neighbouring rights in the framework of transfrontier broadcasting by satellite of 11 May 1994, European Treaties Series Nr. 153, signed by: Luxembourg (11 May 1994), Norway (11 May 1994), San Marino (11 May 1994) Spain (11 May 1994) and Switzerland (11 May 1994); all Member States of the Council of Europe. No ratifications yet. Will enter into force after 7 ratifications including 5 Member States of the Council of Europe. European Convention on Cinematographic Co-production of 2 October 1992, European Treaties Series Nr. 147.

Entry into force: 1 April 1994.

Parties: Member States Austria (signature: 9 February 1994; ratification: 2 September 1994; entry into force: 1 January 1995)Denmark (signature: 2 October 1992; ratification: 2 October 1992; entry into force: 1 April 1994)

- Spain (signature: 2 September 1994) - Portugal (signature: 22 July 1994) - Netherlands (signature: 4 July 1994) - Italy (signature: 29 October 1993) - Slovak Republic (signature: 5 October 1993) - Luxembourg (signature: 2 October 1992) - France (signature: 19 March 1993) - Sweden (signature: 10 June 1993) - Switzerland (signature: 5 November 1992) - United Kingdom (signature: 5 November 1992) Non-Member States Russian Federation (signature: 30 March 1994; ratification 30 March 1994; entry into force: 1 July 1994).

Latvia (signature: 27 September 1993; ratification: 27 September 1993; entry into force: 1 April 1994) Holy See (signature: 10 February 1993) European Convention on Transfrontier Television of 5 May 1989, European Treaties Series Nr. 132. Entry into force: 1 May 1993 Parties: Member States France (signature: 12 February 1991; ratification: 21 October 1994; will enter into force: 1 February 1995) - Finland (signature: 26 November 1992; ratification: 18 August 1994; entry into force: 1 December 1994) - Germany (signature: 9 October 1991; ratification: 22 July 1994; entry into force: 1 November 1994) - Turkey (signature: 7 September 1992; ratification: 21 January 1994; entry into force: 1 May 1994) - Norway (signature: 5 May 1989; ratification: 30 July 1993; entry into force: 1 November 1993) - Cyprus (signature: 3 June 1991; ratification: 10 October 1991; entry into force: 1 May 1993)Poland (signature: 16 November 1989; ratification: 7 September 1990; entry into force: 1 May 1993)San Marino signature: 5 May 1989; ratification: 31 January 1990; entry into force: 1 May 1993) - Switzerland (signature: 5 May 1989; ratification: 9 October 1991; entry into force: 1 May 1993) - Italy (signature: 16 November 1989; ratification:12 February 1992; entry into force: 1 May 1993) - Malta (signature:26 November 1991; ratification:21 January 1993; entry into force: 1 May 1993) - United Kingdom (signature: 5 May 1989; ratification: 9 October 1991; entry into force: 1 May 1993) Austria (signature: 5 May 1989) - Greece (signature: 12 March 1990) - Hungary (signature: 29 January 1990) - Portugal (signature: 16 November 1989) - Liechtenstein (signature: 5 May 1989) - Luxembourg (signature: 5 May 1989) - Netherlands (signature: 5 May 1989) - Spain (signature: 5 May 1989)

- Sweden (signature: 5 May 1989) Non-Member States Holy See (signature:17 September 1992; ratification: 7 January 1993; entry into force: 1 May 1993) Third Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts of 20 April 1989, European Treaties Series Nr. 131.

Will enter into force when all Parties to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts of 22 June 1960, European Treaties Series Nr. 34, have ratified.

Parties: Germany (signature: 5 July 1989; ratification: 28 December 1989) - Norway (signature: 28 December 1989; ratification: 28 December 1989) - France (signature: 19 December 1989; ratification: 19 December 1989) - United Kingdom (signature: 18 December 1989; ratification: 18 December 1989) - Turkey (signature: 20 april 1989; ratification: 24 November 1989) - Sweden (signature: 31 October 1989; ratification: 31 October 1989) - Denmark (signature: 13 July 1989; ratification: 13 July 1989) - Belgium (signature: 4 December 1989) Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts of 21 March 1983, European Treaties Series Nr. 113.

Entry into force: 1 May 1985 in all State Parties that ratified/acceded to the Protocol. Parties: Belgium (signature: 21 March 1983; ratification: 28 December 1984) - Cyprus (signature: 25 June 1984; ratification: 6 December 1984) - Denmark (signature: 21 March 1983; ratification: 21 March 1983) - France (signature: 27 February 1984; ratification: 23 March 1984) - Germany (signature: 30 September 1983; ratification: 27 December 1984) - Norway (signature: 11 May 1983; ratification: 11 May 1983) - Spain (signature: 12 November 1984; ratification: 12 November 1984) - Sweden (signature: 21 March 1983; ratification: 21 March 1983) - Turkey (signature: 25 October 1984; ratification: 13 December 1984) - United Kingdom (signature: 4 July 1983; ratification: 4 July 1983) - Greece (signature: 21 March 1983) Additional Protocol to the Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts of 14 January 1974, European Treaties Series Nr. 81.

Entry into force: 31 December 1974 in all State Parties that ratified/acceded to the Protocol. Parties: Belgium (signature: 14 January 1974; ratification: 30 November 1974) - Cyprus (signature: 14 January 1974; ratification: 25 April 1974) - Denmark (signature: 19 September 1974; ratification: 19 September 1974) - France (signature: 17 June 1974; ratification: 17 June 1974) - Germany (signature: 14 January 1974; ratification: 21 November 1974) - Norway (signature: 19 September 1974; ratification: 19 September 1974) - Spain (accession: 2 August 1974) - Sweden (signature: 1 April 1974; ratification: 1 April 1974) - Turkey (signature: 24 May 1974; ratification: 19 December 1975) - United Kingdom (signature: 15 March 1974; ratification: 15 March 1974) - Luxembourg (signature: 26 February 1974) Protocol to the European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts of 22 January 1965, European Treaties Series Nr. 54.

Entry into force: 24 March 1965 in all State Parties that ratified/acceded to the Protocol. Parties: Belgium (signature: 2 February 1965; ratification: 7 February 1968; denunciation: 8 March 1968)Cyprus (signature: 23 September 1969; ratification: 21 January 1970; denunciation: 22 February 1970)

- Denmark (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 22 January 1965) - France (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 22 January 1965) - Germany (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 8 September 1967) - Luxembourg (signature: 22 January 1965) - Norway (signature: 29 June 1965; ratification: 9 July 1968) - Spain (accession: 22 September 1971; denunciation: 23 October 1971) - Sweden (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 22 January 1965) - Turkey (signature: 24 May 1974; ratification: 19 December 1975) - United Kingdom (signature: 23 February 1965; ratification: 23 February 1965)Greece (signature: 30 November 1965) European Agreement on the Protection of Television Broadcasts of 22 June 1960, European Treaties Series Nr. 34.

Entry into force: 1 July 1961 Parties: Belgium (signature: 13 September 1960; ratification: 7 February 1968; denunciation: 8 March 1968)Cyprus (signature: 23 September 1969; ratification: 21 January 1970; denunciation: 22 February 1970)

- Denmark (signature: 22 June 1960; ratification: 26 October 1961; entry into force: 27 November 1961) - France (signature: 22 June 1960; ratification: 22 June 1960; entry into force: 1 July 1961)Germany (signature: 11 July 1960; ratification: 8 September 1967; entry into force: 9 October 1967)Norway (signature: 22 June 1960; ratification: 9 July 1968; entry into force: 10 August 1968) - Spain (accession: 22 September 1971; denunciation: 23 October 1971 ) - Sweden (signature: 3 August 1960; ratification: 31 May 1961; entry into force: 1 July 1961) - Turkey (signature: 22 June 1960; ratification: 19 December 1975; denunciation: 20 January 1976) - United Kingdom (signature: 13 July 1960; ratification: 9 March 1961; entry into force: 1 July 1961) - Netherlands (signature: 7 October 1964;)Luxembourg (signature: 13 September 1960) - Greece (signature: 22 June 1960) - Ireland (signature: 22 June 1960) - Italy (signature: 22 June 1960) European Convention for the protection of broadcasts transmitted from stations outside national territories of 22 January 1965, European Treaties Series Nr. 53.

Entry into force: 19 October 1967 Parties: Belgium (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 18 September 1967; entry into force: 19 October 1967) - Cyprus (signature: 8 December 1970; ratification: 1 September 1971; entry into force: 2 October 1971) - Denmark (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 22 September 1965; entry into force: 19 October 1967) - France (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 5 March 1968; entry into force: 6 April 1968) - Germany (signature: 6 December 1965; ratification: 30 January 1970; entry into force: 28 February 1970) - Greece (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 13 July 1979; entry into force: 14 August 1979) - Ireland (signature: 9 March 1965; ratification: 22 January 1969; entry into force: 23 February 1969) - Italy (signature: 17 February 1965; ratification: 18 February 1983; entry into force: 19 March 1983) - Liechtenstein (accession: 13 January 1977; ratification: entry into force: 14 February 1977) - Netherlands (signature:13 July 1965; ratification: 26 August 1974; entry into force: 27 September 1974) - Norway (signature: 3 March 1965; ratification: 16 September 1971; entry into force: 17 October 1971) - Poland (signature: 11 July 1994; ratification: 10 October 1994; entry into force: 11 November 1994) - Portugal (accession: 6 August 1969; entry into force: 7 September 1969)

- Spain (signature: 12 March 1987; ratification: 10 February 1988; entry into force: 11 March 1988)Sweden (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 15 june 1966; entry into force: 19 October 1967)

- Switzerland (signature: 29 December 1972; ratification: 18 August 1976; entry into force: 19 September 1976) - Turkey (signature: 13 August 1969; ratification: 16 January 1975; entry into force: 17 February 1975) - United Kingdom (signature: 22 January 1965; ratification: 2 November 1967; entry into force: 3 December 1967) - Luxembourg (signature: 22 January 1965;) European Agreement concerning programme exchanges by means of television films of 12 December 1958, European Treaties Series Nr. 27.

Entry into force: 1 July 1961 Parties: Member States Belgium (signature: 15 December 1958; ratification: 9 March 1962; entry into force: 8 April 1962)Cyprus (signature: 23 September 1969; ratification: 21 January 1970; entry into force: 20 February 1970) - Denmark (signature: 15 December 1958; ratification: 26 October 1961; entry into force: 25 November 1961) - France (signature: 15 December 1958; ratification: 15 December 1958; entry into force: 1 July 1961) - Greece (signature: 15 December 1958; ratification: 10 January 1962; entry into force: 9 February 1962) - Ireland (signature: 5 March 1965; ratification: 5 March 1965; entry into force: 4 April 1962) - Italy (signature: 15 December 1958) - Luxembourg (signature: 15 December 1958; ratification: 1 October 1963; entry into force: 31 October 1963) - Netherlands (signature: 7 October 1964; ratification: 3 February 1967; entry into force: 5 March 1967) - Norway (signature: 17 November 1959; ratification: 13 February 1963; entry into force: 15 March 1963) - Spain (accession: 5 December 1973; entry into force: 4 January 1974) - Sweden (signature: 15 December 1958; ratification: 31 May 1961; entry into force: 1 July 1961) - Turkey (signature: 15 December 1958; ratification: 27 February 1964; entry into force: 28 March 1964) - United Kingdom (signature: 15 December 1958; ratification: 15 December 1958; entry into force: 1 July 1961) Non-Member States Israel (accession: 16 January 1978; entry into force: 15 February 1978) - Tunisia (accession: 23 January 1969; entry into force: 22 February 1969) These European Conventions are all available through the Observatory in English and French.