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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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Rafaa c. France

30 May 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Saharawis - Terrorism | Countries: France - Morocco

De Souza Ribeiro v. France

13 December 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Right to family life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Brazil - France

Labsi v. Slovakia

15 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Extradition - National security / Public order - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - Slovakia

I.M. c. France

Intervention orale du HCR devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme Audience dans l'affaire I.M. c. France, 17 mai 2011 ; Observations actualisées du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme dans l'affaire I. M. c. France, requête no. 9152/09, 31 mars 2011; Observations écrites du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme dans l'affaire I. M. c/ France, requête no. 9152/09, septembre 2009.

2 February 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expedited procedures - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Suspensive effect | Countries: France - Sudan

Fact sheet - Hate Speech

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

Case of Popov v. France

19 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children's rights - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to family life | Countries: France

Popov c. France

19 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children's rights - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to family life | Countries: France - Kazakhstan

V.F. c. La France

29 November 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Trafficking in persons | Countries: France - Nigeria

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

Souza Ribeiro c. France

Renvoi devant la Grande Chambre 28/11/2011

30 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Right to family life | Countries: France - Guyana

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