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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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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

T.I. v. The United Kingdom

UNHCR submitted an intervention in this case.

7 March 2000 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Safe third country | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Smith et Grady c. le Royaume-Uni

Jugement définitif 12 décembre 1999/

27 September 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Right to family life - Right to justice | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Smith and Grady v. United Kingdom

Judgment became final on 27 December 1999.

27 September 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Right to family life - Right to justice | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Edward Kiname Alidjah-Anyame v. The United Kingdom

4 May 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Ghana - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

J.E.D. v. The United Kingdom

2 February 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Côte d'Ivoire - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Jerry Olajide Sarumi v. The United Kingdom

26 January 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

D. v. United Kingdom

The case is numbered 146/1996/767/964. The first number is the case's position on the list of cases referred to the Court in the relevant year (second number). The last two numbers indicate the case's position on the list of cases referred to the Court since its creation and on the list of the corresponding originating applications to the Commission.

2 May 1997 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Right to family life - Right to life | Countries: Saint Kitts and Nevis - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

X, Y and Z v. The United Kingdom

22 April 1997 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Gregory v. The United Kingdom

25 February 1997 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Right to justice | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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