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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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Oliari and Others v. Italy

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Right to family life | Countries: Italy

Prisoners' Right to Vote

February 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Alajos Kiss v. Hungary

20 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Elections - Mental health | Countries: Hungary

Tanase v. Moldova

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

27 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Election law - Elections - Political parties - Romanians | Countries:

Kacmaz c. Turquie

15 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Civil and political rights - Criminal justice - Human rights monitors - Pre-trial detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Arif Celebi and Others v. Turkey

6 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - SGBV | Countries: Turkey

Mutsolgova And Others v. Russia

1 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Human rights courts - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Ozgur Uyanik v. Turkey

23 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Civil and political rights - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Countries: Turkey

Savgin c. Turquie

2 February 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Civil and political rights - Criminal justice - Freedom of expression | Countries: Turkey

Seyidzade v. Azerbaijan

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

3 December 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Elections - Religious discrimination | Countries: Azerbaijan

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