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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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Izevbekhai and Others v. Ireland

17 May 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

O'Donoghue and Others v. the United Kingdom

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

D v. Ireland

28 June 2006 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Panevskii and Others v. Ireland

13 October 2005 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Keegan v. Ireland

19 April 1994 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Brannigan and McBride v. The United Kingdom

22 April 1993 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Open Door and Dublin Well Woman v. Ireland

23 September 1992 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Norris c. Irlande

26 October 1988 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Norris v. Ireland

26 October 1988 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Ireland v. The United Kingdom

13 December 1977 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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