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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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Abdullahi Elmi and Aweys Abubakar v. Malta

22 November 2016 | 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): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) | Countries: Malta - Somalia

Sow c. Belgique

19 January 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Gender-based persecution - SGBV | Countries: Belgium - Guinea

Mahamed Jama v. Malta

26 November 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Malta - Somalia

Aarabi c. Grèce

2 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Illegal entry - Immigration Detention - Palestinian - Prison or detention conditions - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Greece - Lebanon

A.A. c. France

15 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Armed forces / Military - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Suspensive effect - Torture | Countries: France - Sudan

M. and others v. Italy and Bulgaria

31 July 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Trafficking in persons | Countries: Bulgaria - Italy

McKeown v. United Kingdom

11 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Terrorism | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Uzer c. Turquie

21 September 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights courts - Legal representation / Legal aid - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Witnesses | Countries: Turkey

Kopylov v. Russia

29 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Police | Countries: Russian Federation

Gorny v. Poland

8 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Poland

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