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Protocol No.1 to the Convention for the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms

The European Convention was adopted on 04. 11.1950 and originally contained no guarantees for ptotection of property. Relevant provisions were supplemented to the Convention by the Protocol No. 1 only on 20.03.1952. Ukraine signed this Protocol on 19.12.1996, ratified it on 17.07.1997 and the entry into force happened on 11.09.1997. The Russian Federation in a similar manner signed the Protocol on 28. 02.1996 and ratified them on 30.03.1998. The date of entry into force is 05.05.1998. The text of the relevant provisions is reproduced in full:

Article 1 – Protection of property
1.E very natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions. No one shall be deprived of his possessions except in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and by the general principles of international law.

2.T he preceding provisions shall not, however, in any way impair the right of a State to enforce such laws as it deems necessary to control the use of property in accordance with the general interest or to secure the payment of taxes or other contributions or penalties.

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Protected: 5.3. Policy on Transfer of Its Own Civil Population from among Medical Workers to the Occupied Territory