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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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Sow c. Belgique

19 January 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Female genital mutilation (FGM) - Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Gender-based persecution - SGBV | Countries: Belgium - Guinea

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

N v. Sweden

20 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Family law - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - SGBV - Sharia law - Women's rights - Women-at-risk | Countries: Afghanistan - Sweden

Ahmadpour v. Turkey

15 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Domestic violence - Expulsion - Non-state agents of persecution - Refugees - SGBV - Social group persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

Arif Celebi and Others v. Turkey

6 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - SGBV | Countries: Turkey

Opuz v. Turkey

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

9 June 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Domestic violence - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Gender discrimination - Right to life - SGBV - State protection | Countries: Turkey

S.M. v. Sweden

10 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Persecution based on political opinion - SGBV | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Sweden

M.C. v. Bulgaria

Final 04/03/2004.

3 December 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective protection - Gender-based persecution - SGBV - Women-at-risk | Countries: Bulgaria

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