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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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Tarakhel v. Switzerland

4 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Flight by land, air or sea - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception - Regional instruments - Right to family life | Countries: Afghanistan - Italy - Pakistan - Switzerland

Mohammadi v. Austria

3 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Non-refoulement - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Regional instruments - Safe third country | Countries: Afghanistan - Austria - Hungary - Serbia

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

N v. Sweden

20 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Family law - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - SGBV - Sharia law - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Afghanistan - Sweden

Tabesh c. Grèce

Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l’article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

26 November 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

Ghulami c. France

Admissibility application.

7 April 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Afghanistan - France

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