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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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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

S.J. v. Belgium (Grand Chamber)

19 March 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - HIV and AIDS - Residence permits / Residency - Right to health | Countries: Belgium - Nigeria

S.J. c. Belgique (cinquième section)

The case was referred to the Grand Chamber (7 July 2014) (see 'related document').

27 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - HIV and AIDS - Right to health | Countries: Belgium - Nigeria

M.T. v. Sweden

26 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Physical harm - Right to health - Torture - Uighur | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Sweden

Khalikov v. Russia

26 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

N.D. contre l'Espagne et N.T. contre l'Espagne

12 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Countries: Spain

N.M. c. Roumanie

10 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Terrorism | Countries: Afghanistan - Romania

S.C. c. Roumanie

10 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Romania - Turkey

A.M.E. v. the Netherlands

5 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Reception - Safe third country | Countries: Italy - Netherlands - Somalia

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