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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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Dzhabrailovy v. Russia

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

Suleymanova 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 - Chechen - Effective remedy - Extrajudicial executions - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Umalatov and Others v. Russia

8 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Extrajudicial executions - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Babat and Others v. Turkey

12 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extrajudicial executions - Kurd - Right to life | Countries: Turkey

Gasayev c. l'Espagne

17 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Death penalty - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life - Terrorism | Countries: Russian Federation - Spain

F.H. v. Sweden

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 January 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

Ismoilov and Others v. Russia

Partial decision.

12 December 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Extradition - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Russian Federation

Estamirov and Others v. Russia

FINAL 12/01/2007. This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

12 October 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Extrajudicial executions - Property restitution - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Zubayrayev v. Russia

28 September 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Military operations | Countries: Russian Federation

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