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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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N. v. The United Kingdom

27 May 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Nnyanzi v. United Kingdom

8 April 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Saadi c. Royaume-Uni

29 January 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Saadi v. United Kingdom

29 January 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tsfayo v. the United Kingdom

14 November 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Saadi v. The United Kingdom

11 July 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Z and T v. The United Kingdom

28 February 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Saadi v. The United Kingdom

27 September 2005 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Headley v. The United Kingdom

1 March 2005 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ward v. The United Kingdom

9 November 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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