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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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Khamrakulov v. Russia

16 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Uzbek | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation

A.D. and Others v. Turkey

22 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Muslim - Prison or detention conditions - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Uighur | Countries: China - Turkey

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

Khoa Rahim v. Norway

Admissibility application.

2 July 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Kurd - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to life | Countries: Iraq - Norway

Salah Sheekh v. The Netherlands

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 January 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Expulsion - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Racial / Ethnic persecution | Countries: Netherlands - Somalia

Mogos c. Roumanie

DÉFINITIF 12/04/2006 Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l?article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

13 October 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rights of non-citizens - Social group persecution - Statelessness | Countries: Romania

Mogos et Krifka c. Allemagne

27 March 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Expulsion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Social group persecution - Statelessness | Countries: Germany - Romania

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