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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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Hode and Abdi v. The United Kingdom

6 November 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

N. and Others v. the United Kingdom (Statement of Facts)

15 March 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy

23 February 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Hayaati Ahmed Ali v. The Netherlands and Greece

24 January 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

D.H. V. Finland

28 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sufi and Elmi v. United Kingdom

28 June 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Xb. c. France et Grèce

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

Botan v. the Netherlands

10 March 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Mohamed v. the Netherlands

10 March 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Salah Sheekh v. The Netherlands

11 January 2007 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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