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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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Novruk and Others v. Russia

15 March 2016 | 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): HIV and AIDS - Right to family life | Countries: Kazakhstan - Moldova, Republic of - Russian Federation - Ukraine - Uzbekistan

Adeishvili (Mazmishvili) v. Russia

16 October 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Right to family life - Statelessness | Countries: Georgia - 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

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

Kiyutin v. Russia

10 March 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): HIV and AIDS - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Social group discrimination - Uzbek | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Kamaliyevy v. Russia

3 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Expulsion - Right to family life | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

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

Shtukaturov v. Russia

4 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Persons with disabilities - Right to family life | Countries: Russian Federation

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