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Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights

Although the European Commission on Human Rights became obsolete in 1998 with the restructuring of the European Court of Human Rights, it held an important role in assisting the European Court of Human Rights from 1953 to 1998. Commission members were elected by the Committee of Ministers and would hold office for six years (during which time they were to act independently, without allegiance to any state). Their role was to consider if a petition was admissible to the Court. If so, the Commission would examine the petition to determine the facts of the case and look for parties that could help settle the case in a friendly manner. If a friendly settlement could not take place, the Commission would issue a report on the established facts with an opinion on whether or not a violation had occurred. A Committee of three people determined the admissibility of a petition. For difficult decisions, however, a Chamber consisting of seven people handled it.
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Dabhi v. United Kingdom

17 January 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

M.A.R. v. United Kingdom

16 January 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Choudry v. United Kingdom

13 May 1996 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Hammond Kwaku Larbie v. United Kingdom

28 February 1996 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Chahal Family v. United Kingdom

27 June 1995 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Murray v. The United Kingdom

27 August 1991 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Nk v. The United Kingdom

14 May 1987 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

K and F v. the Netherlands

2 December 1986 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

K et F c. Pays-Bas

2 December 1986 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Arrowsmith v. The United Kingdom

5 December 1978 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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