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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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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

Esmukhambetov and Others v. Russia

29 March 2011 | 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 - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Khutsayev and Others v. Russia

27 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Tatishvili v. Russia

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

22 February 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Passports - Proof of nationality - Registration - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness - Statelessness | Countries: Georgia - Russian Federation

Dzharageti v. Russia

9 November 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Migrants - Registration | Countries: Russian Federation

Khamidov v. Russia

23 October 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Housing, land and property rights (HLP) | Countries: Russian Federation

Slivenko v. Latvia

9 October 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Registration - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life | Countries: Latvia - Russian Federation

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