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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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Al Hamdani v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

7 February 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Iraq

Palic v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

15 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Disappeared persons - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

Seferovic c. Italie

8 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security - Roma | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Italy

Jusic c. Suisse

2 December 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Switzerland

Hokic et Hrustic c. Italie

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

1 December 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Right to liberty and security - Roma | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Italy

Boumediene and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

Admissibility decision.

18 November 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Diplomatic assurances - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Jurisdiction - Non-refoulement - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina

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