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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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Case of S.K v. Russia

14 February 2017 | 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): Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Humanitarian protection (including tolerated stay) - Physical harm - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Russian Federation - Syrian Arab Republic

M.A. v. Cyprus

23 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Habeas corpus - Kurd - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

Abdo c. Turquie

26 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Pre-trial detention - Right to liberty and security - Terrorism | Countries: Syrian Arab Republic - Turkey

Al-Nashif v. Bulgaria

The judgment became final on 20 September 2002.

20 June 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Immigration law - Right to family life - Right to liberty and security - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness | Countries: Bulgaria - Kuwait - Syrian Arab Republic

Dougoz v. Greece

FINAL 06/06/2001. This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It is subject to editorial revision before its reproduction in final form in the official reports of selected judgments and decisions of the Court.

6 March 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expulsion | Countries: Greece - Syrian Arab Republic

Dougoz c. Grèce

L'Etat défendeur doit verser au requérant, dans les trois mois à compter du jour où l'arrêt sera devenu définitif conformément à l'article 44 § 2 de la Convention, 5 000 000 de GRD (cinq millions de drachmes) pour dommage moral et pour frais et dépens, plus tout montant pouvant être dû au titre de la taxe sur la valeur ajoutée.

6 March 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expulsion | Countries: Greece - Syrian Arab Republic

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