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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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Biraga and Others v. Sweden

3 April 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Family reunification - Immigration law - Right to family life | Countries: Ethiopia - Sweden

Shchukin and Others v. Cyprus

29 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Immigration law - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Cyprus

Kuric and Others v. Slovenia

Referral to the Grand Chamber 21/02/2011

13 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Immigration law - Naturalization - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness - Statelessness | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Serbia - Slovenia

Zeibek c. Grèce

Definitive version of judgement made available on 9 October 2009.

9 July 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Immigration law - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness | Countries: Greece

Makuc and Others v. Slovenia

Admisibility decision.

31 May 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Economic, social and cultural rights - Effective remedy - Freedom of movement - Immigration law - Public health - Right to family life - Right to justice - Right to life - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness - Statelessness | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Serbia - Slovenia - The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Üner c. Pays-Bas

Cet arrêt est définitif. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

18 October 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Immigration law - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life | Countries: Netherlands - Turkey

Üner v. the Netherlands

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision.

18 October 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Immigration law - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life | Countries: Netherlands - Turkey

Kaya c. Roumanie

Judgment became final on 12 January 2007.

12 October 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Immigration law - Right to family life - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Romania - Turkey

Priya v. Denmark

6 July 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Family reunification - Immigration law - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Visas | Countries: Denmark - India

Lupsa v. Romania

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

8 June 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Immigration law - Right to family life | Countries: Romania - Serbia

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