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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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A.M.E. v. the Netherlands

5 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Reception - Safe third country | Countries: Italy - Netherlands - Somalia

Tarakhel v. Switzerland

4 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Flight by land, air or sea - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception - Regional instruments - Right to family life | Countries: Afghanistan - Italy - Pakistan - Switzerland

Sharifi et autres c. Italie et Grèce

21 October 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Refoulement - Rescue at sea / Interception at sea | Countries: Afghanistan - Eritrea - Greece - Italy - Sudan

Paposhvili c. Belgique

17 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - National security / Public order - Right to family life - Right to health - Suspensive effect | Countries: Belgium - Georgia - Italy

Samsam Mohammed Hussein and Others v. the Netherlands and Italy

2 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Italy - Netherlands - Somalia

Hamidovic c. Italie

4 December 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Right to family life - Roma | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Italy

M. and others v. Italy and Bulgaria

31 July 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Trafficking in persons | Countries: Bulgaria - Italy

Mannai c. Italie

27 March 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Torture | Countries: Italy - Tunisia

Hirsi Jamaa and Others v. Italy

Related documents: UNHCR's oral intervention at the European Court of Human Rights - Hearing of the case Hirsi and Others v. Italy (22 June 2011); and Submission by the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Case of Hirsi and Others v. Italy (29 March 2011); and Intervener Brief filed on behalf of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (5 May 2011).

23 February 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Eritrea - Italy - Libya - Somalia

Khalisat Daytbegova and Mariat Magomedova v. Austria: Statement of Facts and Questions to the Parties

On 10 February 2012 the ECtHR applied the interim measure under Rule 39 and requested the Austrian Government to stay the expulsion of the applicants from Austria to Italy under the Dublin II Regulation, until further notice.

30 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Austria - Italy - Russian Federation

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