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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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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

T.A. et autres contre la Suisse

Requête rayé du rôle.

10 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life | Countries: Italy - Switzerland

A.S. v. Switzerland

30 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Regional instruments - Right to family life | Countries: Italy - Switzerland - Syrian Arab Republic

K.M. c. Suisse

2 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life | Countries: Albania - Switzerland

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

M.P.E.V. and Others v. Switzerland

8 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Right to family life | Countries: Ecuador - Switzerland

Ukaj c. Suisse

24 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Habitual residence - Kosovar - Right to family life - Temporary protection | Countries: Switzerland

Udeh c. Suisse

16 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Regional instruments - Right to family life | Countries: Nigeria - Switzerland

Agraw c. Suisse

29 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to family life | Countries: Ethiopia - Switzerland

Mengesha Kimfe c. Suisse

29 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to family life | Countries: Ethiopia - Switzerland

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