European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organizations

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The European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organisations is an international treaty that sets the legal basis for the existence and work of international non-governmental organizations in Europe. It was adopted by the member states of the Council of Europe, meeting at Strasbourg on 24 April 1986. It entered into force on 1 January 1991; signatory states were Austria, Belgium, France, Greece, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.[1]

The treaty has been ratified (status: 28 May 2013[2]) by Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Greece, Macedonia, The Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, and has been extended to Guernsey, Jersey and the Isle of Man.

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  1. ^ European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of INGOs, Union of International Associations (UIA), downloaded 2013-11-26
  2. ^ European Convention on the Recognition of the Legal Personality of International Non-Governmental Organisations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands, last updated 28 May 2013, downloaded 26 November 2013

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