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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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D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision. For the Second Section judgment see: D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic dated 13 November 2007.

13 November 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children's rights - Country of origin information (COI) - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Equal opportunities - Minority rights - Right to education - Roma | Countries: Czech Republic

D.H. et autres c. République Tchèque

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision. For the Second Section judgment see: D.H. et autres c. République Tchèque dated 13 November 2007.

13 November 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children's rights - Country of origin information (COI) - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Equal opportunities - Right to education - Roma | Countries: Czech Republic

D.H. et autres c. Republique Tcheque

This case was referred to the Grand Chamber which heard it on 17 January 2007. The final judgment was issued on 13 November 2007.

7 February 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Right to education - Roma | Countries: Czech Republic

D.H. and Others v. Czech Republic

This case was referred to the Grand Chamber which heard it on 17 January 2007. The final judgment was issued on 13 November 2007.

7 February 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Right to education - Roma | Countries: Czech Republic

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