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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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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

Suso Musa v. Malta

23 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Habeas corpus - Immigration Detention - Regional instruments - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Malta - Sierra Leone

Aden Ahmed v. Malta

23 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Habeas corpus - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Malta - Somalia

M.A. v. Cyprus

23 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Habeas corpus - Kurd - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

K. v. Russia

23 May 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Habeas corpus - Immigration Detention | Countries: Belarus - Russian Federation

Savriddin Dzhurayev v. Russia

25 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Habeas corpus - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Regional instruments | Countries: Russian Federation - Tajikistan

Djalti c. Bulgarie

12 March 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Habeas corpus - Immigration Detention | Countries: Algeria - Bulgaria

Rakhmonov v. Russia

16 October 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Habeas corpus - Immigration Detention | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Abdulkhakov v. Russia

2 October 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Habeas corpus - Mandate status - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Ahmade c. Grèce

25 September 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

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