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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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Fozil Nazarov v. Russia

11 December 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Freedom of religion - Non-refoulement - Religious discrimination - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Bayatyan v. Armenia

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

7 July 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom of conscience - Freedom of religion - Jehovah's Witness - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription | Countries: Armenia

Freedom of Religion

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

Boychev et autres c. Bulgarie

27 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom of conscience - Freedom of religion - Religious discrimination - Unification Church | Countries: Bulgaria

Aperçu de la jurisprudence de la Cour en matière de liberté de religion

January 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Reports

Aperçu de la jurisprudence de la Cour en matière de liberté de religion

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

Savez Crkava Riječ Života and Others v. Croatia

9 December 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of conscience - Freedom of religion - Religious discrimination - Right to education | Countries: Croatia

O'Donoghue and Others v. the United Kingdom

14 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of religion - Religious discrimination - Right to family life | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Nur Radyo Ve Televizyon Yayıncıligı A.S. c. Turquie (no. 2)

Cet arrêt est devenu définitif en vertu de l'article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

12 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Freedom of religion | Countries: Turkey

Jehovah's Witnesses of Moscow v. Russia

10 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom of assembly and association - Freedom of conscience - Freedom of religion - Jehovah's Witness - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

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