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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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Mihhailov v. Estonia

30 August 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ramadan v. Malta

21 June 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Mukhitdinov v. Russia

21 May 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Petropavlovskis v. Latvia

13 January 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Adeishvili (Mazmishvili) v. Russia

16 October 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kim v. Russia

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

M.E. v. Denmark

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

Amie and others v. Bulgaria

12 February 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kuric et autres c. Slovénie

26 June 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kuric and others v. Slovenia

26 June 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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