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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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Giriyeva and Others v. Russia

21 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Security forces | Countries: Russian Federation

Makharbiyeva and Others v. Russia

21 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Security forces | Countries: Russian Federation

Murtazovy v. Russia

29 March 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Palic v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Disappeared persons - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Skendzic and Krznaric v. Croatia

20 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Conflict situation - Disappeared persons - Right to life - War crimes | Countries: Croatia

Dzhamayeva and Others v. Russia

21 December 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Taymuskhanovy v. Russia

16 December 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Tumayeva and Others v. Russia

16 December 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Dzhabirailova and Dzhabrailova v. Russia

2 December 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Sasita Israilova and Others v. Russia

28 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

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