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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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Biao v. Denmark (Second Section)

25 March 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Prevention of discrimination - Right to family life | Countries: Denmark - Ghana - Togo

Fact sheet - Trafficking in human beings

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

Serbia: factsheets on the Court's case-law and pending cases

March 2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Country Profiles

Josef c. Belgique

27 February 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 | Countries: Belgium - Nigeria

Zarmayev c. Belgique

27 February 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Extradition | Countries: Belgium - Russian Federation

Akhadov v. Slovakia

28 January 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Immigration Detention - Regional instruments - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Slovakia

F.G. v. Sweden (Fifth Section)

16 January 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Persecution based on political opinion - Regional instruments - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Sweden

Pitsayeva and Others v. Russia

9 January 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 - Prison or detention conditions - Regional instruments - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria

2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Sharifi v Austria

5 December 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Regional instruments - Safe third country | Countries: Afghanistan - Austria - Greece

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