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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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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

A.F. c. France

15 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Credibility assessment - Darfuri - Torture | Countries: France - Sudan

Mahammad et autres c. Grèce

15 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece

Eshonkulov v. Russia

15 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Deportation / Forcible return - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

A.A. c. France

15 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Armed forces / Military - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Suspensive effect - Torture | Countries: France - Sudan

Petropavlovskis v. Latvia

13 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Citizenship / Nationality law - Denial of nationality - Effective remedy - Freedom of assembly and association - Freedom of expression - Naturalization - Persecution based on political opinion - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness | Countries: Latvia

Mohamad c. Grèce

11 December 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal entry - Prison or detention conditions - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Greece - Iraq

Al. K. c. Grèce

11 December 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal entry - Persecution based on political opinion - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Fozil Nazarov v. Russia

11 December 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Freedom of religion - Non-refoulement - Religious discrimination - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

A.E. c. Grèce

27 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Turkey

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