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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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N.D. et N.T. c. Espagne

3 October 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 - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Refoulement | Countries: Côte d'Ivoire - Mali - Morocco - Spain

Factsheet - Roma and Travellers

July 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

N.D. contre l'Espagne et N.T. contre l'Espagne

12 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Spain

A.C. et autres c. Espagne

22 April 2014 | 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 - Right to life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Morocco - Spain

Fact sheet - Hate Speech

February 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law Compilations/Analyses

Saleck Bardi c. Espagne

24 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Algeria - Morocco - Spain

P.V. c. Espagne

30 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Spain

Gasayev c. l'Espagne

17 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Death penalty - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life - Terrorism | Countries: Russian Federation - Spain

Bazo González C. Espagne

16 December 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Spain

Olaechea Cahuas c. Espagne

DÉFINITIF 11/12/2006. Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l?article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

10 August 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Opposition - Persecution based on political opinion - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Terrorism | Countries: Peru - Spain

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