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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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Eremia and others v. The Republic of Moldova

28 May 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

I.D. v. Moldova

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

Ciubotaru v. Moldova

27 April 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tanase v. Moldova

27 April 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Christian Democratic People's Party v. Moldova (No. 2)

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

Paduret v. Moldova

5 January 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Valeriu and Nicolae Rosca v. Moldova

20 October 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Paladi v. Moldova

10 March 2009 | 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

Ilascu and Others v. Moldova and Russia

8 July 2004 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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