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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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A.A. c. France

15 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Armed forces / Military - Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Suspensive effect - Torture | Countries: France - Sudan

Trabelsi v. Belgium

4 September 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Suspensive effect | Countries: Belgium - Tunisia - United States of America

Kadirzhanov and Mamashev v. Russia

17 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Effective remedy - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Suspensive effect - Uzbek | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation

Akram Karimov v. Russia

28 May 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 - Right to liberty and security - Suspensive effect | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

A.C. et autres c. Espagne

22 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Morocco - Spain

Gayratbek Saliyev v. Russia

17 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Generalized violence - Rejected asylum-seekers - Suspensive effect - Uzbek | Countries: Kyrgyzstan - Russian Federation

Ismailov v. Russia

17 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Country of origin information (COI) - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rejected asylum-seekers - Suspensive effect - Terrorism - Uzbek | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Paposhvili c. Belgique

17 April 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - National security / Public order - Right to family life - Right to health - Suspensive effect | Countries: Belgium - Georgia - Italy

M.A. v. Cyprus

23 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Habeas corpus - Kurd - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

De Souza Ribeiro v. France

13 December 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Right to family life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Brazil - France

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