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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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Ha.A. c. Grèce

21 April 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Iraq

Mahammad et autres c. Grèce

15 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece

Herman et Serazadishvili c. Grèce

24 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Georgia - Greece - Indonesia

Housein c. Grèce

24 October 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Habeas corpus - Immigration Detention | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

Ahmade c. Grèce

25 September 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

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