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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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F.G. v. Sweden

23 March 2016 | 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 - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to life | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Sweden

K.A.B. v Sweden

5 September 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Regional instruments - Right to life | Countries: Somalia - Sweden

I.N. v. Sweden

14 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Political parties - Right to life | Countries: Burundi - Sweden

F.H. v. Sweden

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

20 January 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

Elezaj and Others v. Sweden

20 September 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life - State protection | Countries: Albania - Sweden

Gomes v. Sweden

7 February 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Right to life | Countries: Bangladesh - Sweden

S.C.C. v. Sweden

Admissibility application.

15 February 2000 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Deportation / Forcible return - HIV and AIDS - Public health - Residence permits / Residency - Right to life | Countries: Sweden - Zambia

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