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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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Housein c. Grèce

24 October 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Habeas corpus - Immigration Detention | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

Firoz Muneer c. Belgique

11 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Afghanistan - Belgium - Greece

H. and B. v. The United Kingdom

9 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Regional instruments | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

S.H.H. v. The United Kingdom

29 January 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Persons with disabilities - Regional instruments | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Singh et autres c. Belgique

2 October 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Minorities - Proof of nationality - Refoulement - Religious discrimination - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Safe third country - Sikh | Countries: Afghanistan - Belgium

Ahmade c. Grèce

25 September 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

Mahmundi et autres c. Grèce

31 July 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

G.R. v. The Netherlands

10 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Right to family life | Countries: Afghanistan - Netherlands

Husseini v. Sweden

This judgment has become final under Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

13 October 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return | Countries: Afghanistan - Sweden

M and Others v. Bulgaria

26 July 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Immigration Detention - National security / Public order - Refugees - Right to family life - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Afghanistan - Bulgaria

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