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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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M.M. and Others v. The Netherlands

Linked applications: 26268/09, 33314/09 and 53926/09

19 June 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): Decision on admissibility - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Afghanistan - Netherlands

Practical Guide on Admissibility Criteria

2014 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Zokhidov v. Russia

5 February 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Virabyan v Armenia

2 October 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Armenia

I.M. c. France

Intervention orale du HCR devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme Audience dans l'affaire I.M. c. France, 17 mai 2011 ; Observations actualisées du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme dans l'affaire I. M. c. France, requête no. 9152/09, 31 mars 2011; Observations écrites du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme dans l'affaire I. M. c/ France, requête no. 9152/09, septembre 2009.

2 February 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expedited procedures - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Suspensive effect | Countries: France - Sudan

Khamzayev and Others v. Russia

3 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Kerimova and Others v. Russia

3 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Fatih Taş c. Turquie

5 April 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Effective remedy - Freedom of expression - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Turkey

The role of public prosecutor outside the criminal law field in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights

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

Police Arrest / Assistance of a Lawyer

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

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