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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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Acimovic c. Croatie

9 October 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Croatia

Acimovic v. Croatia

9 October 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Croatia

Blecic v. Croatia

Final decision as to admissibility.

30 January 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Croatia

Ostojic v. Croatia

6 September 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Croatia

Nogalica v. Croatia

5 September 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Croatia

Nogalica c. Croatie

5 September 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Croatia

Kutic v. Croatia

21 February 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Terrorism | Countries: Croatia

Ilic v. Croatia

This is an admissibility decision which is particularly severe for refugees from Croatia facing difficulties reentering the country.

19 September 2000 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Croatia

Vedran Andric v. Sweden

23 February 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Croatia - Sweden

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