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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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Soare et autres c. Roumanie

22 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life | Countries: Romania

Tanase and Others v. Romania

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

26 May 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Romania

Hussain c. Roumanie

Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l'article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

14 February 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Iraq - Romania

Kaya c. Roumanie

Judgment became final on 12 January 2007.

12 October 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Immigration law - Right to family life - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Romania - Turkey

Lupsa v. Romania

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

8 June 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Immigration law - Right to family life | Countries: Romania - Serbia

Kalanyos and Others v. Romania

19 May 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Effective remedy | Countries: Romania

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