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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.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

Topčić-Rosenberg v. Croatia

14 November 2013 | 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): Decision on admissibility - Right to family life | Countries: Croatia

Vallianatos and others v. Greece

7 November 2013 | 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): Right to family life | Countries: Greece

Ermakov v. Russia

7 November 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Muslim - National security / Public order - Prison or detention conditions - Torture | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Fact sheet - Collective expulsions of aliens

November 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Housein c. Grèce

24 October 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Habeas corpus - Immigration Detention | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

Nizomkhon Dzhurayev v. Russia

3 October 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Regional instruments | Countries: Russian Federation - Tajikistan

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