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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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Novruk and Others v. Russia

15 March 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): HIV and AIDS - Right to family life | Countries: Kazakhstan - Moldova, Republic of - Russian Federation - Ukraine - Uzbekistan

S.J. v. Belgium (Grand Chamber)

19 March 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - HIV and AIDS - Residence permits / Residency - Right to health | Countries: Belgium - Nigeria

S.J. c. Belgique (cinquième section)

The case was referred to the Grand Chamber (7 July 2014) (see 'related document').

27 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - HIV and AIDS - Right to health | Countries: Belgium - Nigeria

Kiyutin v. Russia

10 March 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): HIV and AIDS - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Social group discrimination - Uzbek | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Logvinenko v. Ukraine

14 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Prison or detention conditions - Public health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Ukraine

A.B. v. Russia

14 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Prison or detention conditions - Public health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation

Aleksanyan 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 December 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Pre-trial detention - Prison or detention conditions - Public health - Right to family life - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation

M. v. United Kingdom

Admissibility decision.

24 June 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - HIV and AIDS - Persecution based on political opinion - Public health - Right to family life | Countries: Congo, Republic of the - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

N. c. Royaume-Uni

Cet arrêt est définitif. Il peut subir des retouches de forme. Case history before national courts: N v. Secretary of State for the Home Department <a href="?docid=4162a48f4&amp;page=search">[2003] EWCA Civ 1369</a>; and <a href="?docid=43fc2d1a11&amp;page=search">[2005] UKHL 31</a>.

27 May 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - HIV and AIDS - Public health | Countries: Uganda - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

N. v. The United Kingdom

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision. Case history before national courts: N v. Secretary of State for the Home Department <a href="?docid=4162a48f4&amp;page=search">[2003] EWCA Civ 1369</a>; and <a href="?docid=43fc2d1a11&amp;page=search">[2005] UKHL 31</a>.

27 May 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - HIV and AIDS - Public health | Countries: Uganda - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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