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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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Shishkin v. Russia

7 July 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Legal representation / Legal aid - Police | Countries: Russian Federation

Police Arrest / Assistance of a Lawyer

February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

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

A.A. c. Grèce

22 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Legal representation / Legal aid - Palestinian - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Palestine, State of

Baran and Hun v. Turkey

20 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Legal representation / Legal aid | Countries: Turkey

Adamkiewicz c. Pologne

2 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Independence of judiciary - Legal representation / Legal aid | Countries: Poland

Alici et Omak c. Turquie

25 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Legal representation / Legal aid - Terrorism | Countries: Turkey

Kaya c. Turquie

5 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Legal representation / Legal aid - Pre-trial detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Özer et autres c. Turquie

5 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Legal representation / Legal aid - Pre-trial detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Aydin c. Turquie

5 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Legal representation / Legal aid - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Turkey

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