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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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Affaire Yoh-Ekale Mwanje c. Belgique

Cet arrêt est devenu définitif en vertu de l’article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

20 December 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Countries: Belgium - Cameroon

Ciubotaru v. Moldova

27 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Passports - Right to family life - Romanians | Countries: Moldova, Republic of

Rusu v. Austria

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

2 October 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Expulsion - Immigration Detention - Passports - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Austria - Romania

Tatishvili v. Russia

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

22 February 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Passports - Proof of nationality - Registration - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness - Statelessness | Countries: Georgia - Russian Federation

Tatishvili v. Russia

20 January 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Passports - Registration - Residence permits / Residency - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness | Countries: Georgia - Russian Federation

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