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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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Ghulami c. France

Admissibility application.

7 April 2009 | 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 - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Afghanistan - France

Ould Dah c. France

Admissibility decision.

17 March 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Torture - Transitional justice (including amnesty laws) | Countries: France - Mauritania

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

E.B. v. France

22 January 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: France

Sultani 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.

20 September 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Tajik | Countries: Afghanistan - France

Gebremedhin [Gaberamadhien] 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.

26 April 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Airports - Effective remedy - Pre-entry procedures | Countries: Eritrea - France

Gebremedhin [Gaberamadhian] c. France

10 October 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Eritrea - France

Aoulmi v. France

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It remains subject to editorial revision.

17 January 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Public health - Right to family life | Countries: Algeria - France

Aoulmi c. France

DÉFINITIF 17/04/2006 Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l?article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

17 January 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Public health - Right to family life | Countries: Algeria - France

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