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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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M.M. and Others v. The Netherlands

Linked applications: 26268/09, 33314/09 and 53926/09

19 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Afghanistan - Netherlands

A.M.E. v. the Netherlands

5 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Reception - Safe third country | Countries: Italy - Netherlands - Somalia

Topčić-Rosenberg v. Croatia

14 November 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Right to family life | Countries: Croatia

F.N. v. the United Kingdom

17 September 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life | Countries: Uganda - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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

Sargsyan v. Azerbaijan

9 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries:

Elkhan CHIRAGOV and Others v. Armenia

14 December 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries:

M.A.D. c. France

12 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Countries: France - Guinea

Gas and Dubois v. France

31 August 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Adoption - Decision on admissibility - Right to family life | Countries: France

Hukic v. Sweden

27 September 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Deportation / Forcible return - Persons with disabilities | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Sweden

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