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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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Paposhvili c. Belgique

17 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - National security / Public order - Right to family life - Right to health - Suspensive effect | Countries: Belgium - Georgia - Italy

Ermakov v. Russia

7 November 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Muslim - National security / Public order - Prison or detention conditions - Torture | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Labsi v. Slovakia

15 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Extradition - National security / Public order - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - Slovakia

Madah and Others v. Bulgaria

10 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - National security / Public order - Right to family life | Countries: Bulgaria

M and Others v. Bulgaria

26 July 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Immigration Detention - National security / Public order - Refugees - Right to family life - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Afghanistan - Bulgaria

Geleri c. Roumanie

15 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - National security / Public order - Right to family life | Countries: Romania - Turkey

A v. Netherlands

20 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Exclusion clauses - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - National security / Public order - Opposition | Countries: Libya - Netherlands

Ramzy v. Netherlands

20 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Asylum-seekers - Exclusion clauses - National security / Public order - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - Netherlands

Raza v. Bulgaria

The judgment became final on 11 May 2010.

11 February 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Immigration Detention - National security / Public order - Right to family life - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Bulgaria - Pakistan

Al-Agha c. Roumanie

12 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - National security / Public order - Prison or detention conditions - Refugees - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Palestine, State of - Romania

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