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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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Al. K. c. Grèce

11 December 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Mohamad c. Grèce

11 December 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

A.E. c. Grèce

27 November 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

M.A. v. Switzerland

18 November 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

MD c. Grèce

13 November 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tarakhel v. Switzerland

4 November 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sharifi et autres c. Italie et Grèce

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

Aliev v. Turkey

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

Musaev 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

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