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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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R.K. et autres c. France

12 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: France - Russian Federation

A.M. et autres c. France

12 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: France - Russian Federation

R.V. c. France

7 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: France - Russian Federation

S.A. v. Turkey

15 December 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Turkey

Eshonkulov v. Russia

15 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Deportation / Forcible return - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

M.V. et M.T. c. France

4 September 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: France - Russian Federation

Khadzhiev v. Bulgaria

3 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Extradition - Immigration Detention - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Turkmen | Countries: Bulgaria - Russian Federation - Turkmenistan

Akram Karimov v. Russia

28 May 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Suspensive effect | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Nizamov and Others v. Russia

7 May 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Ermakov v. Russia

7 November 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Muslim - National security / Public order - Prison or detention conditions - Torture | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

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