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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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T.A. et autres contre la Suisse

10 September 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

R.H. v. Sweden

10 September 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Khlaifia et autres c. Italie

1 September 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

E.A. c. Grèce

30 July 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Oliari and Others v. Italy

21 July 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Nassr Allah v. Latvia

21 July 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

K.F. v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

H.S. and others v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

A.H. and J.K. v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

R.K. c. France

9 July 2015 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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