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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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Saleck Bardi c. Espagne

24 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Algeria - Morocco - Spain

Boutagni c. France

18 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Terrorism | Countries: France - Morocco

Bousarra c. France

23 September 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Jurisdiction - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life | Countries: France - Morocco

Benamar and Others v. the Netherlands

5 April 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Family reunification - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Visas | Countries: Morocco - Netherlands

Moustaquim v. Belgium

18 February 1991 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Belgium - Morocco

Moustaquim c. Belgique

18 February 1991 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Belgium - Morocco

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