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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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Sargsyan v. Azerbaijan

16 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armenian - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Effective remedy - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Religious discrimination - Return conditions | Countries: Azerbaijan

J.K. and Others v. Sweden

4 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Threats / Intimidation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

K.M. c. Suisse

2 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life | Countries: Albania - Switzerland

Ouabour c. Belgique

2 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Terrorism | Countries: Belgium - Morocco

Mukhitdinov v. Russia

21 May 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Statelessness - Withdrawal of nationality | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Khamrakulov v. Russia

16 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Uzbek | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation

Tatar v. Switzerland

14 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Blood feuds - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Right to health | Countries: Switzerland - Turkey

W.H. v. Sweden (Grand Chamber)

8 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Sabean Mandean | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

M.E. v. Sweden (Grand Chamber)

8 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Security situation | Countries: Libya - Sweden

Aarabi c. Grèce

2 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Illegal entry - Immigration Detention - Palestinian - Prison or detention conditions - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Greece - Lebanon

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