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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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R.H. v. Sweden

10 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - SGBV - Security situation | Countries: Somalia - Sweden

T.A. et autres contre la Suisse

Requête rayé du rôle.

10 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life | Countries: Italy - Switzerland

Khlaifia et autres c. Italie

1 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Flight by land, air or sea - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal entry - Prison or detention conditions - Reception | Countries: Italy - Tunisia

E.A. c. Grèce

30 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Nassr Allah v. Latvia

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Latvia - Syrian Arab Republic

Oliari and Others v. Italy

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Right to family life | Countries: Italy

A.H. and J.K. v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

K.F. v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

H.S. and others v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

R.K. c. France

9 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: France - Russian Federation

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