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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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R.D. c. France

16 June 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution of family members - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: France - Guinea

Kaplan and Others v. Norway

24 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Political groups - Right to family life | Countries: Norway - Turkey

Khadzhiev v. Bulgaria

3 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Extradition - Immigration Detention - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Turkmen | Countries: Bulgaria - Russian Federation - Turkmenistan

S.H. v. United Kingdom

15 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Human rights activists - Nepalis - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Bhutan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Nduwayezu v. Sweden

Admissibility application.

8 December 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights activists - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Tutsis | Countries: Burundi - Sweden

Panjeheighalehei v. Denmark

Admissibility decision.

13 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Deportation / Forcible return - Derivative status - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members | Countries: Denmark - Iran, Islamic Republic of

I.N. v. Sweden

14 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Political parties - Right to life | Countries: Burundi - Sweden

Nnyanzi v. United Kingdom

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

8 April 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Burden of proof - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Persecution of family members - Right to family life | Countries: Uganda - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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