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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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Senigo Longue et autres c. France

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

Omojudi v. United Kingdom

24 November 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Andrews v. United Kingdom

29 September 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Priya v. Denmark

6 July 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Benamar and Others v. the Netherlands

5 April 2005 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ghiban c. Allemagne

16 September 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ndangoya v. Sweden

22 June 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Nasimi v. Sweden

16 March 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sen c. Pays-Bas

21 December 2001 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Karassev and Family v. Finland

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

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