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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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Affaire Kanagaratnam et autres c. Belgique

13 December 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

P.K. v. Denmark

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

N.S. v. Denmark

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

S.S. and Others v. Denmark

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

T.N. v. Denmark

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

T.N. and S.N. v. Denmark

20 January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Sivanathan v. United Kingdom

3 February 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

AA v. Sweden

2 September 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

NA. v. The United Kingdom

17 July 2008 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Paramsothy v the Netherlands

11 November 2005 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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