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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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L.M. and Others v. Russia

15 October 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Syrian Arab Republic

Mukhitdinov v. Russia

21 May 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Statelessness - Withdrawal of nationality | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

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

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

Shimovolos 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 - Human rights activists - Right to family life - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation

Khakiyeva, Temirgeriyeva and Others v. Russia

17 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Chechen - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Iskandarov v. Russia

23 September 2010 | 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 - Opposition - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Tajikistan

Kopylov v. Russia

29 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Police | 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

Vakayeva and Others v. Russia

10 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Abduction - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

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