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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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W.H. v. Sweden

31 March 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Sabean Mandean | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

M.K.N. v. Sweden

27 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

N.A.N.S. v. Sweden

27 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

N.M.Y. and Others v. Sweden

27 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

N.M.B. v. Sweden

27 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

M.Y.H. and Others v. Sweden

27 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

A.G.A.M. v. Sweden

27 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

M.B. and Others v. Turkey

15 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Re-entry - Refoulement | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

Z.N.S. v. Turkey

19 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Christian - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Prison or detention conditions - Protestant - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

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

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