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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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Kebe and others v. Ukraine

12 January 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Border controls - Effective remedy - Grounds for persecution - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Djibouti - Eritrea - Ukraine

Sakir c. Grèce

24 March 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Illegal entry | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

N.M. c. Roumanie

10 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Terrorism | Countries: Afghanistan - Romania

Sharifi et autres c. Italie et Grèce

21 October 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Refoulement - Rescue at sea / Interception at sea | Countries: Afghanistan - Eritrea - Greece - Italy - Sudan

H.H. c. Grèce

9 October 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Protests / Demonstrations / Riots / Civil unrest - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Samsam Mohammed Hussein and Others v. the Netherlands and Italy

2 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Countries: Italy - Netherlands - Somalia

Hayaati Ahmed Ali v. The Netherlands and Greece

24 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Decision on admissibility | Countries: Somalia

Souza Ribeiro c. France

Renvoi devant la Grande Chambre 28/11/2011

30 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Right to family life | Countries: France - Guyana

R.U. c. Grèce

7 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Kurd | Countries: Greece - Turkey

Esref Cakmak c. Turquie

15 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Criminal justice - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription | Countries: Turkey

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