- Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level
The Convention on the Participation of Foreigners in Public Life at Local Level is a treaty of the Council of Europe, adopted in 1992. It grants foreigners the right to vote in local elections, provided that they fulfil the same legal requirements as apply to nationals and have been lawful and habitual residents in the State concerned for the 5 years preceding the elections. The convention came into force in 1997, after the fourth ratification. As of 2010, the Convention has been ratified by eight member states. 5 more states have signed the convention, but not yet ratified it.
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