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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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Venkadajalasarma v. The Netherlands

17 February 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Thampibillai v. The Netherlands

17 February 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Thampibillai v. The Netherlands

9 July 2002 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Venkadajalasarma v. The Netherlands

9 July 2002 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

T.I. v. The United Kingdom

7 March 2000 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Vijayanathan and Pusparajah v. France

26 June 1992 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Vilvarajah et autres c. Royaume-Uni

26 September 1991 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Vilvarajah and Others v. The United Kingdom

26 September 1991 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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