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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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N. c. Royaume-Uni

Cet arrêt est définitif. Il peut subir des retouches de forme. Case history before national courts: N v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2003] EWCA Civ 1369; and [2005] UKHL 31.

27 May 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - HIV and AIDS - Public health | Countries: Uganda - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

N. v. The United Kingdom

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision. Case history before national courts: N v. Secretary of State for the Home Department [2003] EWCA Civ 1369; and [2005] UKHL 31.

27 May 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - HIV and AIDS - Public health | Countries: Uganda - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Nnyanzi v. United Kingdom

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

8 April 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Right to family life | Countries: Uganda - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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