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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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A.C. et autres c. Espagne

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

Rafaa c. France

30 May 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Saleck Bardi c. Espagne

24 May 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Boutagni c. France

18 November 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Bousarra c. France

23 September 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Hussun et autres c. Italie

19 January 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

A et autres c. Royaume-Uni

19 February 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

A and Others v. United Kingdom

19 February 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

A.J. v. Sweden

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

Benamar and Others v. the Netherlands

5 April 2005 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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