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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/ECHR/
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Affaire Kanagaratnam et autres c. Belgique

13 December 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

V.F. c. La France

29 November 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Erçep c. Turquie

22 November 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Husseini v. Sweden

13 October 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sharipov v. Russia

11 October 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Genovese v. Malta

11 October 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Bah v. United Kingdom

27 September 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

H.R. c. France

22 September 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Lokpo et Touré v. Hungary

20 September 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Serbia: factsheets on the Court's case-law and pending cases

August 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Country Profiles

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