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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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Z.H. and R.H. v. Switzerland

8 December 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Labassee c. France

26 June 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Mennesson c. France

26 June 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Eremia and others v. The Republic of Moldova

28 May 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Popov c. France

19 January 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Affaire Kanagaratnam et autres c. Belgique

13 December 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Nunez v. Norway

28 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Children's Rights

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

Child Protection

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

Araz v. Turkey

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

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