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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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Andrews v. United Kingdom

Admissibility application.

29 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to family life | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Andrews v. United Kingdom

Admissibility application.

29 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - National security / Public order - Right to family life - Visas | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Omoregie and Others v. Norway

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

31 July 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Right to family life | Countries: Nigeria - Norway

Omwenyeke v. Germany

Admisibility decision.

20 November 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Freedom of movement - Residence permits / Residency | Countries: Germany - Nigeria

Collins and Akaziebie v. Sweden

8 March 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - State protection | Countries: Nigeria - Sweden

Bello v. Sweden

17 January 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Forced marriage - Illegitimate children | Countries: Nigeria - Sweden

Okonkwo v. Austria

22 May 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Denial of nationality - Expulsion - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness | Countries: Austria - Nigeria

Jerry Olajide Sarumi v. The United Kingdom

26 January 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Nigeria - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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