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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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Laskey, Jaggard and Brown v. The United Kingdom

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

Scott v. Spain

18 December 1996 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Spain - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Saunders v. The United Kingdom

17 December 1996 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Standard of proof | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Wingrove v. The United Kingdom

25 November 1996 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of expression | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chahal v. The United Kingdom

15 November 1996 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion | Countries: India - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Chahal c. Royaume-Uni

15 November 1996 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion | Countries: India - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Stubbings and Others v. The United Kingdom

22 October 1996 | 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

Tolstoy Miloslavsky c. Royaume-Uni

23 June 1995 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Boyle v. The United Kingdom

24 February 1994 | 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 - Right to family life | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Brannigan and McBride v. The United Kingdom

22 April 1993 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Ireland - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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