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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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S.A. v. Turkey

15 December 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Turkey

Z.H. and R.H. v. Switzerland

8 December 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Children's rights - Expulsion - Right to family life | Countries: Afghanistan - Italy - Switzerland

Tadzhibayev v. Russia

1 December 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Torture - Uzbek | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation

Mahamed Jama v. Malta

26 November 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Malta - Somalia

A.Y. c. Grèce

5 November 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Illegal entry - Threats / Intimidation | Countries: Greece - Iraq

L.M. and Others v. Russia

15 October 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Syrian Arab Republic

Vrountou v. Cyprus

13 October 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Gender discrimination - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) | Countries: Cyprus

Nabil and others v. Hungary

22 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Safe third country | Countries: Hungary - Serbia - Somalia

R.H. v. Sweden

10 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - SGBV - Security situation | Countries: Somalia - Sweden

T.A. et autres contre la Suisse

Requête rayé du rôle.

10 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life | Countries: Italy - Switzerland

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