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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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Z and T v. The United Kingdom

28 February 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of conscience - Freedom of religion - Non-refoulement - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to family life | Countries: Pakistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Saadi v. The United Kingdom

27 September 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Headley v. The United Kingdom

1 March 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Jamaica - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Ward v. The United Kingdom

9 November 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.L. v. The United Kingdom

5 October 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Mentally disadvantaged persons - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

F. v. United Kingdom

22 June 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Denial of refugee status - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Connors v. The 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.

27 May 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Tomic v. The United Kingdom

14 October 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Croatia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Goodwin v. United Kingdom

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

11 July 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Right to family life - Social group discrimination | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Pretty v. United Kingdom

This judgment became final on 29 July 2002.

29 April 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Freedom of conscience - Freedom of religion - Right to family life - Right to life | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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