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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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Homosexual Rights

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

Transsexuals' Rights

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

Factsheet: Reproductive Rights

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

Alekseyev v. Russia

21 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom of assembly and association - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Sexual and reproductive rights | Countries: Russian Federation

I.G., M.K. and R.H. v. Slovakia

Admissibility application.

22 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Sexual and reproductive rights - Women's rights | Countries: Slovakia

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

K.H. and Others v. Slovakia

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

28 April 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Freedom of information - Right to family life - Roma - Sexual and reproductive rights | Countries: Slovakia

Tysiac v. Poland

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

20 March 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Persons with disabilities - Sexual and reproductive rights | Countries: Poland

D v. Ireland

28 June 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Sexual and reproductive rights | Countries: Ireland

Dudgeon v. United Kingdom

22 October 1981 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Right to family life - Sexual and reproductive rights | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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