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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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Qaateh and Others v. Greece

20 January 2017 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Legal Articles/Analyses/Commentaries

Nasr et Ghali c. Italie

23 February 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Refugees - Right to family life | Countries: Egypt - Italy

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

Moghaddas v. Turkey

15 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Refugees - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

Saidoun c. Grèce

28 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Refugees - Right to family life | Countries: Greece - Lebanon

Fawsie c. Grèce

28 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Refugees - Right to family life | Countries: Greece - Syrian Arab Republic

Saidoun c. Grèce

28 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Naturalization - Refugees - Right to family life | Countries: Greece - Lebanon

Karimov v. Russia

29 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 - Effective remedy - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights activists - Immigration Detention - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugees - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Abdolkhani and Karimnia v. Turkey (No. 2)

27 July 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 - Prison or detention conditions - Refugees | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

Dbouba v. Turkey

15 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Refugees - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: Tunisia - Turkey

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