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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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Case of S.K v. Russia

14 February 2017 | 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): Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Humanitarian protection (including tolerated stay) - Physical harm - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Russian Federation - Syrian Arab Republic

Batayev and Others v. Russia

17 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Chechen - Criminal justice - Disappeared persons - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Ingush | Countries: Russian Federation

Tovsultanova v. Russia

17 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Armed forces / Military - Chechen - Communal conflict / Social conflict - Disappeared persons - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Ingush - Non-self-governing territories - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Ilyasova v. Russia

10 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Armed forces / Military - Chechen - Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Musayeva and Others v. Russia

The judgmen became final on 31 March 2008.

26 July 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Disappeared persons - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Alikhadzhiyeva v. Russia

The judgment became final on 30 January 2008.

5 July 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Disappeared persons - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Akhmadova and Sadulayeva v. Russia

The judgment became final on 12 November 2007.

10 May 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Disappeared persons - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Zubayrayev v. Russia

28 September 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Military operations | Countries: Russian Federation

Goncharuk v. Russia

18 May 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

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