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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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M.M. and Others v. The Netherlands

Linked applications: 26268/09, 33314/09 and 53926/09

19 June 2017 | 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): Decision on admissibility - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Afghanistan - Netherlands

Krasniqi v. Austria

25 April 2017 | 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): Complementary forms of protection - Criminal justice - Expulsion - National security / Public order - Right to family life | Countries: Austria - Serbia

I.A.A. and Others v. United Kingdom

8 March 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Family reunification - Right to family life | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

I.A.A. and Others v. United Kingdom

8 March 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Family reunification - Right to family life | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

I.A.A. and Others v. United Kingdom

8 March 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Family reunification - Right to family life | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Guide on Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights - Right to respect for private and family life

31 December 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Thematic Guidelines

El Ghatet v. Switzerland

8 November 2016 | 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): Family reunification - Right to family life | Countries: Albania - Egypt - Switzerland

B.A.C. c. Grèce

13 October 2016 | 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): Right to family life | Countries: Greece - Turkey

Taddeucci et McCall c. Italie

30 June 2016 | 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): Right to family life | Countries: Italy - New Zealand

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

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