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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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Vrountou v. Cyprus

13 October 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Gender discrimination - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) | Countries: Cyprus

Vrountou v. Cyprus

13 October 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Gender discrimination - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) | Countries: Cyprus

Eremia and others v. The Republic of Moldova

28 May 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children's rights - Domestic violence - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Gender discrimination - Right to family life | Countries: Moldova, Republic of

Handbook on European non-discrimination law

21 March 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

V.C. v. Slovakia

Admissibility application.

16 June 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) - Country of origin information (COI) - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Effective remedy - Gender discrimination - Right to family life - Roma - Sexual and reproductive rights - Women's rights | Countries: Slovakia

Opuz v. Turkey

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

9 June 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Domestic violence - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Gender discrimination - Right to life - SGBV - State protection | Countries: Turkey

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