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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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Kebe and others v. Ukraine

12 January 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Border controls - Effective remedy - Grounds for persecution - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Djibouti - Eritrea - Ukraine

Khlaifia and Others v. Italy

15 December 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Italy - Tunisia

Paposhvili v. Belgium

13 December 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to health | Countries: Belgium - Georgia

Abdullahi Elmi and Aweys Abubakar v. Malta

22 November 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) | Countries: Malta - Somalia

El Ghatet v. Switzerland

8 November 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Family reunification - Right to family life | Countries: Albania - Egypt - Switzerland

B.A.C. c. Grèce

13 October 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Right to family life | Countries: Greece - Turkey

Richmond Yaw et autres c. Italie

6 October 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention | Countries: Ghana - Italy

Alimov v. Turkey

6 September 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Turkey - Uzbekistan

Mihhailov v. Estonia

30 August 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Police - Prison or detention conditions - Statelessness | Countries: Estonia

J.K. and Others v. Sweden

23 August 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

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