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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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Smith and Grady v. United Kingdom

27 September 1999 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Edward Kiname Alidjah-Anyame v. The United Kingdom

4 May 1999 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

J.E.D. v. The United Kingdom

2 February 1999 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Jerry Olajide Sarumi v. The United Kingdom

26 January 1999 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

D. v. United Kingdom

2 May 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

X, Y and Z v. The United Kingdom

22 April 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Gregory v. The United Kingdom

25 February 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Findlay v. The United Kingdom

25 February 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Laskey, Jaggard and Brown v. The United Kingdom

19 February 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Scott v. Spain

18 December 1996 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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