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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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L.E. c. Grèce

21 January 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Prostitution / Commercial sex work - Survivors of trafficking / Persons at risk of trafficking - Trafficking in persons - Women-at-risk | Countries: Greece - Nigeria

S.J. v. Belgium (Grand Chamber)

19 March 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - HIV and AIDS - Residence permits / Residency - Right to health | Countries: Belgium - Nigeria

S.J. c. Belgique (cinquième section)

The case was referred to the Grand Chamber (7 July 2014) (see 'related document').

27 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - HIV and AIDS - Right to health | Countries: Belgium - Nigeria

Josef c. Belgique

27 February 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Belgium - Nigeria

Udeh c. Suisse

16 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Regional instruments - Right to family life | Countries: Nigeria - Switzerland

V.F. c. La France

29 November 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Trafficking in persons | Countries: France - Nigeria

A.A. v. the United Kingdom

20 September 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Right to family life | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Izevbekhai and Others v. Ireland

Decision on admissibility.

17 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-state agents of persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers - Social group persecution - State protection - Women-at-risk | Countries: Ireland - Nigeria

O'Donoghue and Others v. the United Kingdom

14 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom of religion - Religious discrimination - Right to family life | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Omojudi v. United Kingdom

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

24 November 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Visas | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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