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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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Abdullahi Elmi and Aweys Abubakar v. Malta

22 November 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Moxamed Ismaaciil and Abdirahman Warsame v. Malta

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

Mahamed Jama v. Malta

26 November 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Nabil and others v. Hungary

22 September 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

R.H. v. Sweden

10 September 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

A.M.E. v. the Netherlands

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

A.A. and Others v. Sweden

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

K.A.B. v Sweden

5 September 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Aden Ahmed v. Malta

23 July 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Abdi v. The United Kingdom

9 April 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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