Last Updated: Friday, 21 November 2014, 13:47 GMT

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
Selected filters: Afghanistan
Filter:
Showing 11-20 of 24 results
Ahmade c. Grèce

25 September 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Mahmundi et autres c. Grèce

31 July 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

G.R. v. The Netherlands

10 January 2012 | 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

M and Others v. Bulgaria

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

Rahimi c. Grèce

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

M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece

21 January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

N v. Sweden

20 July 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tabesh c. Grèce

26 November 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Quraishi c. Belgique

12 May 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Search Refworld