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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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H.L.R. v. France

27 April 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

H.L.R. v. France

22 April 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

P.L. v. France

20 March 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Muller v. France

18 February 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Foucher v. France

17 February 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Mantovanelli v. France

17 February 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Guillemin v. France

22 January 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Bouchelkia v. France

22 January 1997 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Vacher v. France

29 November 1996 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Duclos v. France

26 November 1996 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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