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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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Selmouni v. France

28 July 1999 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

M.B. c. France

2 March 1999 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ahmed el Khaouli c. France

2 March 1999 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Mostapha Laarej c. France

20 May 1998 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ahmut v. The Netherlands

26 October 1996 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

C. v. Belgium

26 May 1996 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Moustaquim v. Belgium

18 February 1991 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Moustaquim c. Belgique

18 February 1991 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Berrehab v. The Netherlands

28 May 1988 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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