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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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Labsi v. Slovakia

15 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Extradition - National security / Public order - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - Slovakia

Babar Ahmad and Others v. The United Kingdom

10 April 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Terrorism | Countries: Egypt - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

McKeown v. United Kingdom

11 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Terrorism | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Babar Ahmad and Others v. United Kingdom

Admissibility decision.

6 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Terrorism | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A et autres c. Royaume-Uni

Cet arrêt est définitif. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

19 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Anti-terrorism law - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Pre-trial detention - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: France - Jordan - Morocco - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

A and Others v. United Kingdom

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision.

19 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Anti-terrorism law - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Pre-trial detention - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: France - Jordan - Morocco - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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