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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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The role of public prosecutor outside the criminal law field in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

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

Soare et autres c. Roumanie

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

Khakiyeva, Temirgeriyeva and Others v. Russia

17 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Geleri c. Roumanie

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Esref Cakmak c. Turquie

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Palic v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Camyar and Berktas v. Turkey

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Fetullah Akpolat v. Turkey

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Moghaddas v. Turkey

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Seferovic c. Italie

8 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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