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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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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

M.A. v. Switzerland

18 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Refoulement - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Switzerland

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

Herman et Serazadishvili c. Grèce

24 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Georgia - Greece - Indonesia

Ismailov v. Russia

17 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Country of origin information (COI) - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rejected asylum-seekers - Suspensive effect - Terrorism - Uzbek | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Sufi and Elmi v. United Kingdom

28 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - EU Qualification Directive - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal armed conflict - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - International protection - Rejected asylum-seekers - Returnees - Security situation | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mawaka v. The Netherlands

1 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugees - Right to family life | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Netherlands

Khaydarov v. Russia

20 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Civil war - Country of origin information (COI) - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - International protection - Right to liberty and security - Uzbek | Countries: Russian Federation - Tajikistan

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