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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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Alikhonov v. Russia

31 July 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Extradition - Immigration Detention - Prosecution vs persecution | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Alipour and Hosseinzadgan v. Turkey

13 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Prosecution vs persecution - Refugees | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of

Yuldashev v. Russia

8 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prosecution vs persecution - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Abdulazhon Isakov v. Russia

8 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prosecution vs persecution - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Khudyakova v. Russia

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

8 January 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Extradition - Immigration Detention - Prosecution vs persecution - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Kazakhstan - Russian Federation

Muminov v. Russia

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

11 December 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Persecution based on political opinion - Prosecution vs persecution - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Ayashi v. Turkey

Admissibility application.

18 November 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Criminal justice - Death penalty - Deportation / Forcible return - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prosecution vs persecution | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

Aktan c. Turquie

Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l'article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

23 September 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom of expression - Kurd - Prosecution vs persecution - Right to justice | Countries: Turkey

Panevskii and Others v. Ireland

13 October 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Expulsion - Jehovah's Witness - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Prosecution vs persecution | Countries: Ireland - Moldova, Republic of

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