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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

B. A. c. France

2 December 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Right to life | Countries: Chad - France

Batayev and Others v. Russia

17 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Chechen - Criminal justice - Disappeared persons - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Ingush | Countries: Russian Federation

Tovsultanova v. Russia

17 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Abduction - Armed forces / Military - Chechen - Communal conflict / Social conflict - Disappeared persons - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Ingush - Non-self-governing territories - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Ilyasova v. Russia

10 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Armed forces / Military - Chechen - Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Alapayevy v. Russia

3 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Abduction - Armed forces / Military - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

A.M. and Others v. Sweden

Admissibility application.

16 June 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation - Sweden

Ould Dah c. France

Admissibility decision.

17 March 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Torture - Transitional justice (including amnesty laws) | Countries: France - Mauritania

F.H. v. Sweden

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 January 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

Smith et Grady c. le Royaume-Uni

Jugement définitif 12 décembre 1999/

27 September 1999 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed forces / Military - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Right to family life - Right to justice | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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