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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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F.H. c. Grèce

31 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Tershiyev v. Azerbaijan

31 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Chechen - Criminal justice - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Azerbaijan - Russian Federation

A.A. and Others v. Sweden

24 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Somalia - Sweden

Mamadaliyev v. Russia

24 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Minorities - Uzbek | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation

Kaplan and Others v. Norway

24 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Political groups - Right to family life | Countries: Norway - Turkey

A.D. and Others v. Turkey

22 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Muslim - Prison or detention conditions - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Uighur | Countries: China - Turkey

Kim v. Russia

17 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security - Statelessness | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Kadirzhanov and Mamashev v. Russia

17 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Effective remedy - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Suspensive effect - Uzbek | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation

Ališić and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

16 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Economic, social and cultural rights - Effective remedy - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Property restitution | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Serbia - Slovenia - The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Tanda-Muzinga c. France

10 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Family reunification - Right to family life | Countries: Cameroon - Congo, Democratic Republic of the - France

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