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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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Los Santos et de la Cruz c. Grèce

27 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights law - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Regional instruments | Countries: Dominican Republic - Greece

Mennesson c. France

26 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children's rights - Citizenship / Nationality law - Denial of nationality - Right to family life | Countries: France - United States of America

Labassee c. France

26 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children's rights - Citizenship / Nationality law - Denial of nationality - Right to family life | Countries: France - United States of America

M.E. v. Sweden

26 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Right to family life | Countries: Libya - Sweden

Ukaj c. Suisse

24 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Habitual residence - Kosovar - Right to family life - Temporary protection | Countries: Switzerland

Yarashonen v. Turkey

24 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights law - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Regional instruments | Countries: Russian Federation - Turkey

Khadzhiev v. Bulgaria

3 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Extradition - Immigration Detention - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Turkmen | Countries: Bulgaria - Russian Federation - Turkmenistan

Fact sheet - Migrants in detention

June 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Akram Karimov v. Russia

28 May 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 - Right to liberty and security - Suspensive effect | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Safaii v. Austria

7 May 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Transit | Countries: Afghanistan - Austria - Greece

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