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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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Aliev v. Turkey

21 October 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Adeishvili (Mazmishvili) v. Russia

16 October 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tatishvili c. Grèce

31 July 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Herman et Serazadishvili c. Grèce

24 April 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Paposhvili c. Belgique

17 April 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Bygylashvili c. Grèce

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

Saghinadze and Others v. Georgia

27 May 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Gorgiladze c. Georgie

20 October 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Aliev c. Géorgie

13 January 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tatishvili v. Russia

22 February 2007 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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