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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/ECHR/
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Hamidovic c. Italie

4 December 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kuric and others v. Slovenia

26 June 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Al Hamdani v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Al Husin v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

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

Palic v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Seferovic c. Italie

8 February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Jusic c. Suisse

2 December 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kuric and Others v. Slovenia

13 July 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sejdic and Finci c. Bosnie-Herzégovine

22 December 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sejdic and Finci v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

22 December 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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