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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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H.R. c. France

22 September 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - France

Hussun et autres c. Italie

19 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - Right to life | Countries: Iraq - Italy - Jordan - Morocco - Palestine, State of

Daoudi c. France

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

3 December 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to family life - Terrorism - Withdrawal of nationality | Countries: Algeria - France

A et autres c. Royaume-Uni

Cet arrêt est définitif. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

19 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Anti-terrorism law - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Pre-trial detention - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: France - Jordan - Morocco - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A and Others v. United Kingdom

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

19 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Anti-terrorism law - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Pre-trial detention - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: France - Jordan - Morocco - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Ramzy v. Netherlands

Admissibility decision.

27 May 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - Netherlands

Bensaid v. The United Kingdom

6 May 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Right to family life | Countries: Algeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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