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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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Othman (Abu Qatada) v. The United Kingdom

17 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Diplomatic assurances - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Regional instruments - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Torture - Treaties / Agreements / Charters / Protocols / Conventions / Declarations | Countries: Jordan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Karaarslan v. Turkey

27 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Criminal justice - Military courts - Military law - Right to justice - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Turkey

Paraskeva Todorova c. Bulgarie

25 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Minority rights - Right to justice - Roma | Countries: Bulgaria

Stepanyan v. Armenia

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

27 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Right to justice | Countries: Armenia

Karapetyan v. Armenia

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

27 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Appeal / Right to appeal - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Right to justice | Countries: Armenia

Balliktas v. Turkey

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

20 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Police - Political groups - Political parties - Pre-trial detention - Right to justice | Countries: Turkey

Attı and Tedik v. Turkey

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

20 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Police - Pre-trial detention - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Gorgiladze c. Georgie

Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l'article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

20 October 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Right to justice | Countries: Georgia

A.E. v. Poland

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

31 March 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Freedom of movement - Right to family life - Right to justice | Countries: Libya - Poland

Svetlorusov v. Ukraine

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

12 March 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Arbitrary arrest and detention - Criminal justice - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Refugees - Right to justice | Countries: Belarus - Ukraine

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