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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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Dudgeon v. United Kingdom

22 October 1981 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Dudgeon c. Royaume-Uni

22 October 1981 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sunday Times v. The United Kingdom

29 March 1979 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Arrowsmith c. Royaume-Uni

5 December 1978 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tyrer v. The United Kingdom

15 March 1978 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tyrer c. Royaume-Uni

15 March 1978 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ireland v. The United Kingdom

13 December 1977 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Handyside v. The United Kingdom

4 November 1976 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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