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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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S.J. v. Belgium (Grand Chamber)

19 March 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

S.J. c. Belgique (cinquième section)

27 February 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kiyutin v. Russia

10 March 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

A.B. v. Russia

14 October 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Logvinenko v. Ukraine

14 October 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Aleksanyan v. Russia

22 December 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

M. v. United Kingdom

24 June 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

N. c. Royaume-Uni

27 May 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

N. v. The United Kingdom

27 May 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ahmed v. Sweden

16 May 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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