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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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Khaldarov v. Turkey

5 September 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Asylum-seekers - Residence permits / Residency - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey - Uzbekistan

S.S.M. v. United Kingdom

22 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Immigration Detention - Mental health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Zimbabwe

M.O. v. Switzerland

20 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Credibility assessment - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Expulsion - Forced labour - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Eritrea - Switzerland

M.M. and Others v. The Netherlands

Linked applications: 26268/09, 33314/09 and 53926/09

19 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Afghanistan - Netherlands

M.M. c. Bulgarie

8 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - National security / Public order - Right to liberty and security - Statelessness | Countries: Bulgaria - Palestine, State of

A.I. c. Suisse

http://www.asylumlawdatabase.eu/en/content/ecthr-na-v-switzerland-no-5036414-ai-v-switzerland-no-2337815-articles-2-and-3-30-may-2017

30 May 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Refoulement - Right to life | Countries: Sudan - Switzerland

S.G. c. Grèce

18 May 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

S.G. v. Greece

18 May 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Krasniqi v. Austria

25 April 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Criminal justice - Expulsion - National security / Public order - Right to family life | Countries: Austria - Serbia

Thuo v. Cyprus

4 April 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Cyprus - Kenya

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