Human Rights – 65th anniversary of the European Convention on Human Rights (November 4, 2015)


On November 4, 1950, France - alongside 11 other European states - signed the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.

This convention established the European Court of Human Rights, the first binding European mechanism for the international protection of human rights, which now guarantees respect for the fundamental rights and freedoms of more than 800 million citizens from the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.

As we celebrate its 65th anniversary, France reaffirms its attachment to this founding text on the protection of fundamental rights.