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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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J.K. and Others v. Sweden

23 August 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 - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

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

A.A. and Others v. Sweden

24 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: Somalia - Sweden

Biraga and Others v. Sweden

3 April 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Family reunification - Immigration law - Right to family life | Countries: Ethiopia - Sweden

Husseini v. Sweden

This judgment has become final under Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

13 October 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return | Countries: Afghanistan - Sweden

N v. Sweden

20 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Family law - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - SGBV - Sharia law - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Afghanistan - Sweden

Nduwayezu v. Sweden

Admissibility application.

8 December 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights activists - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Tutsis | Countries: Burundi - 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

A.M. and Others v. Sweden

Admissibility application.

16 June 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation - Sweden

S.M. v. Sweden

10 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Persecution based on political opinion - SGBV | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Sweden

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