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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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Sufi and Elmi v. United Kingdom

28 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - EU Qualification Directive - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal armed conflict - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - International protection - Rejected asylum-seekers - Returnees - Security situation | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

L.R. v. United Kingdom

14 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Trafficking in persons | Countries: Albania - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

McKeown v. United Kingdom

11 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Terrorism | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

O'Donoghue and Others v. the United Kingdom

14 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of religion - Religious discrimination - Right to family life | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Babar Ahmad and Others v. United Kingdom

Admissibility decision.

6 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Terrorism | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

S.H. v. United Kingdom

15 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Human rights activists - Nepalis - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Bhutan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Al-Saadoon and Mufdhi v. United Kingdom

2 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Combatants / Former combatants - Death penalty - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A.W. Khan v. United Kingdom

12 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Drug trafficking - Right to family life | Countries: Pakistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Khan v. United Kingdom

Admissibility application.

8 December 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life | Countries: Pakistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Omojudi v. United Kingdom

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

24 November 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Visas | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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