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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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Al-Adsani c. Royaume-Uni

21 November 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Countries: Kuwait - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Al-Adsani v. The United Kingdom

21 November 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Countries: Kuwait - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Duyonov and Others v. The United Kingdom

Friendly settlement.

2 October 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Immigration Detention - Legal representation / Legal aid | Countries: Georgia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Javeed v. the Netherlands

3 July 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Family reunification | Countries: Netherlands - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Hilal v. The United Kingdom

6 June 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Expulsion | Countries: Tanzania, United Republic of - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Bensaid v. The United Kingdom

6 May 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Right to family life | Countries: Algeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Sutherland v. The United Kingdom

27 March 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Lee v. The United Kingdom

This judgment is subject to editorial revision before its reproduction in final form in the official reports of selected judgments and decisions of the Court.

18 January 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Climate change (including environmental migrants) | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jane Smith v. The United Kingdom

18 January 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Climate change (including environmental migrants) | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Lustig-Prean and Beckett v. The United Kingdom

25 July 2000 | 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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