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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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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

D.H. V. Finland

28 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Smuggling of persons - Trafficking in persons - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Somalia

Rahimi c. Grèce

5 April 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

Bubullima c. Grèce

Cette version a été rectifiée conformément à l'article 81 du règlement de la Cour le 18 novembre 2010.

28 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Albania - Greece

Jeltsujeva v. The Netherlands

1 June 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Netherlands - Russian Federation

Mubilanzila Mayeka et Kaniki Mitunga c. Belgique

26 January 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Non-refoulement - Pre-trial detention - Prison or detention conditions - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Belgium - Congo, Democratic Republic of the

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