Last Updated: Tuesday, 27 June 2017, 14:57 GMT

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
Filter:
Showing 1-10 of 160 results
M.M. c. Bulgarie

8 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - National security / Public order - Right to liberty and security - Statelessness | Countries: Bulgaria - Palestine, State of

S.G. v. Greece

18 May 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Thuo v. Cyprus

4 April 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Cyprus - Kenya

Ahmed v. the United Kingdom

2 March 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Refugee / Asylum law - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

X v. Switzerland

26 January 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Deportation / Forcible return - Physical harm - Political asylum - Prison or detention conditions - Tamil | Countries: Sri Lanka - Switzerland

J.K. and Others v. Sweden

23 August 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

R.K. et autres c. France

12 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: France - Russian Federation

A.B. et autres c. France

12 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Armenia - France

A.M. et autres c. France

12 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: France - Russian Federation

R.C. et V.C. c. France

12 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: France - Romania

Search Refworld