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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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Al-Skeini and Others v. United Kingdom

7 July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sacilik and Others v. Turkey

5 July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Velkhiyev and Others v. Russia

5 July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Conscientious Objection

July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Extra-territorial Jurisdiction of ECHR States

July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Freedom of Religion

July 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Souza Ribeiro c. France

30 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Nunez v. Norway

28 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

D.H. V. Finland

28 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sufi and Elmi v. United Kingdom

28 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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