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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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Saadi v. United Kingdom

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision. The Grand Chamber affirmed the judgment of the Fourth Section delivered on 11 July 2006. UNHCR submitted an intervention in this case.

29 January 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Temporary admission | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Saadi c. Royaume-Uni

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision. The Grand Chamber affirmed the judgment of the Fourth Section delivered on 11 July 2006.

29 January 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Temporary admission | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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