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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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Kaplan and Others v. Norway

24 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Political groups - Right to family life | Countries: Norway - Turkey

Sidikovy v. Russia

20 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Political groups - Pre-trial detention - Prison or detention conditions - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Russian Federation - Tajikistan

Mentes c. Turquie (No. 2)

25 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Freedom of expression - Political groups - Political parties | Countries: Turkey

M.A.D. c. France

12 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: France - Guinea

Gozel et Ozer c. Turquie

6 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Anti-terrorism law - Freedom of expression - Political groups - Terrorism | Countries: Turkey

Karataş v. Turkey

5 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Legal representation / Legal aid - Political groups - Political parties - Pre-trial detention | Countries: Turkey

Balliktas 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.

20 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Police - Political groups - Political parties - Pre-trial detention - Right to justice | Countries: Turkey

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