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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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Horváth and Kiss v. Hungary

29 January 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Handbook on European non-discrimination law

21 March 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Cultural rights in the case- law of the European Court of Human Rights

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

Savez Crkava Riječ Života and Others v. Croatia

9 December 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Orsus and Others v. Croatia

16 March 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic

13 November 2007 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

D.H. et autres c. République Tchèque

13 November 2007 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

D.H. et autres c. Republique Tcheque

7 February 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic

7 February 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sahin v. Turkey

10 November 2005 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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