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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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Ilias and Ahmed v. Hungry

14 March 2017 | 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): Appeal / Right to appeal - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Refoulement - Right to liberty and security - Safe third country | Countries: Bangladesh - Hungary

Moxamed Ismaaciil and Abdirahman Warsame v. Malta

12 January 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Malta - Somalia

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

Kadirzhanov and Mamashev v. Russia

17 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Effective remedy - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Suspensive effect - Uzbek | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation

Karaarslan v. Turkey

27 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Criminal justice - Military courts - Military law - Right to justice - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Turkey

Araz v. Turkey

20 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Children's rights - Criminal justice - Pre-trial detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Kacmaz c. Turquie

15 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Civil and political rights - Criminal justice - Human rights monitors - Pre-trial detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Karapetyan v. Armenia

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

27 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Right to justice | Countries: Armenia

Panjeheighalehei v. Denmark

Admissibility decision.

13 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Deportation / Forcible return - Derivative status - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members | Countries: Denmark - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Human rights and criminal procedure: the case law of the European Court of Human Rights

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2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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