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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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F.N. v. the United Kingdom

17 September 2013 | 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 - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life | Countries: Uganda - 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

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

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

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

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

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

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