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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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Biao v. Denmark (Grand Chamber)

24 May 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Prevention of discrimination - Right to family life | Countries: Denmark - Ghana - Togo

Biao v. Denmark (Second Section)

25 March 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Prevention of discrimination - Right to family life | Countries: Denmark - Ghana - Togo

Handbook on European non-discrimination law

21 March 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Handbooks/Manuals

Social Welfare

December 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Niedzwiecki v. Germany

15 February 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Prevention of discrimination - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Germany - Poland

Niedzwiecki v. Germany

15 February 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Prevention of discrimination - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Germany - Poland

Niedzwiecki v. Germany

15 February 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Prevention of discrimination - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Germany - Poland

Sutherland v. The United Kingdom

27 March 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Salgueiro da Silva Mouta v. Portugal

21 December 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Portugal

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