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Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights

The Court, based in Strasbourg, was set up as a result of the European Convention on Human Rights, created in 1950. This set out a catalogue of civil and political rights and freedoms. It allows people to lodge complaints against States which have signed up to the Convention for alleged violations of those rights. Although founded in 1950, the Court did not actually come into existence until 1959. It gained its present form as a single European Court of Human Rights when Protocol No. 11 to the ECHR took effect in 1998.

The Court is currently made up of 47 judges, one in principle for every State signed up to the Convention. They are elected by the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe and serve for six years. Judges sit on the Court as individuals and do not represent their country.  Website: www.echr.coe.int/Pages/home.aspx?p=home
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Moxamed Ismaaciil and Abdirahman Warsame v. Malta

12 January 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

A.A. c. France

15 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kadirzhanov and Mamashev v. Russia

17 July 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Karaarslan v. Turkey

27 July 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Araz v. Turkey

20 May 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kacmaz c. Turquie

15 April 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Karapetyan v. Armenia

27 October 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Panjeheighalehei v. Denmark

13 October 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Human rights and criminal procedure: the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Levages Prestations Services v. France

23 October 1996 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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