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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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Andrews v. United Kingdom

Admissibility application.

29 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to family life | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Andrews v. United Kingdom

Admissibility application.

29 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - National security / Public order - Right to family life - Visas | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Al-Saadoon and Mufdhi v. United Kingdom

Admissibility application. See also the judgment on merits: Al-Saadoon and Mufdhi v. United Kingdom; and the judgment of the Court of Appeal (England and Wales): R (on the application of (1) Faisal Attiyah Nassar Al-Saadoon (2) Khalaf Hussain Mufdhi) v. Secretary of State for Defence [2009] EWCA Civ 7.

30 June 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Death penalty - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - International humanitarian law (IHL) / Geneva Conventions - Jurisdiction - Right to life | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Onur 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.

17 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Deportation / Forcible return - Right to family life | Countries: Turkey - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sivanathan v. United Kingdom

Admissibility application.

3 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - False documents - Rejected asylum-seekers - Tamil - Voluntary repatriation | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Grant 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.

8 January 2009 | 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: Jamaica - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

S. and Marper v. United Kingdom

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

4 December 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Right to family life | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

S. and Marper v. United Kingdom

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

4 December 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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