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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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Ouabour c. Belgique

2 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Terrorism | Countries: Belgium - Morocco

N.M. c. Roumanie

10 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Terrorism | Countries: Afghanistan - Romania

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

Rafaa c. France

30 May 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Saharawis - Terrorism | Countries: France - Morocco

Labsi v. Slovakia

15 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - Extradition - National security / Public order - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - Slovakia

Babar Ahmad and Others v. The United Kingdom

10 April 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Diplomatic assurances - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Terrorism | Countries: Egypt - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

H.R. c. France

22 September 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - France

Toumi c. Italie

5 April 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Diplomatic assurances - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Terrorism | Countries: Italy - Tunisia

McKeown v. United Kingdom

11 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Terrorism | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Boutagni c. France

18 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to family life - Terrorism | Countries: France - Morocco

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