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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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Zokhidov v. Russia

5 February 2013 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Virabyan v Armenia

2 October 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

I.M. c. France

2 February 2012 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Khamzayev and Others v. Russia

3 May 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Kerimova and Others v. Russia

3 May 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Fatih Taş c. Turquie

5 April 2011 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Uzer c. Turquie

21 September 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Shchukin and Others v. Cyprus

29 July 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Karaarslan v. Turkey

27 July 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

Tovsultanova v. Russia

17 June 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Document type: Case Law

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