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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

Pitsayeva and Others v. Russia

9 January 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Regional instruments - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Khashuyeva v. Russia

19 July 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Effective remedy - Military operations - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Velkhiyev and Others v. Russia

5 July 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Security forces | Countries: Russian Federation

Nakayev v. Russia

21 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Conflict situation - Internal armed conflict - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Isayev and Others v. Russia

21 June 2011 | 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 - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Giriyeva and Others v. Russia

21 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Security forces | Countries: Russian Federation

Makharbiyeva and Others v. Russia

21 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Security forces | Countries: Russian Federation

Khamzayev and Others v. Russia

3 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Kerimova and Others v. Russia

3 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

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