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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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Paramsothy v the Netherlands

11 November 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Right to family life - Tamil | Countries: Netherlands Antilles - Sri Lanka

Thampibillai v. The Netherlands

Final, 17 May 2004.

17 February 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Terrorism | Countries: Netherlands - Sri Lanka

Venkadajalasarma v. The Netherlands

Final 17 May 2004.

17 February 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Well-founded fear of persecution | Countries: Netherlands - Sri Lanka

Thampibillai v. The Netherlands

9 July 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Netherlands - Sri Lanka

Venkadajalasarma v. The Netherlands

9 July 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Netherlands - Sri Lanka

T.I. v. The United Kingdom

UNHCR submitted an intervention in this case.

7 March 2000 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Safe third country | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vijayanathan and Pusparajah v. France

26 June 1992 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: France - Sri Lanka

Vilvarajah and Others v. The United Kingdom

26 September 1991 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Vilvarajah et autres c. Royaume-Uni

26 September 1991 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return | Countries: Sri Lanka - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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