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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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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

Karaoglan v. Turkey

Final 31/01/2007. This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

31 October 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Criminal justice - Independence of judiciary - Military courts - Pre-trial detention - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Turkey

Findlay v. The United Kingdom

25 February 1997 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Military courts - Right to justice | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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