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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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Josef c. Belgique

27 February 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Udeh c. Suisse

16 April 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

V.F. c. La France

29 November 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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

Omojudi v. United Kingdom

24 November 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Andrews v. United Kingdom

29 September 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Andrews v. United Kingdom

29 September 2009 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Omoregie and Others v. Norway

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

Omwenyeke v. Germany

20 November 2007 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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