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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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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

Petrakidou v. Turkey

Request for referral to the Grand Chamber pending

27 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Effective remedy - Freedom of assembly and association - Non-self-governing territories - Political situation - Right to liberty and security - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Turkey

Asproftas v. Turkey

27 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Effective remedy - Freedom of assembly and association - Non-self-governing territories - Political situation - Right to liberty and security - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Turkey

Khodzhayev v. Russia

12 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Country of origin information (COI) - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Muslim - Political situation - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Tajikistan

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