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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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Thuo v. Cyprus

4 April 2017 | 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): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Cyprus - Kenya

Vrountou v. Cyprus

13 October 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Gender discrimination - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) | Countries: Cyprus

A.H. and J.K. v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

K.F. v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

H.S. and others v. Cyprus

21 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

M.A. v. Cyprus

23 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Habeas corpus - Kurd - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

Shchukin and Others v. Cyprus

29 July 2010 | 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 - Immigration Detention - Immigration law - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Cyprus

Rantsev v. Cyprus and Russia

7 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Contemporary forms of slavery - Forced labour - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Trafficking in persons | Countries: Russian Federation

Varnava and Others v. Turkey

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision.

18 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Disappeared persons | Countries: Cyprus - Turkey

Mollazeinal v. Cyprus

Admissibility application.

18 June 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to life - Travel documents | Countries: Cyprus - Iran, Islamic Republic of

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