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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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S.S.M. v. United Kingdom

22 June 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Immigration Detention - Mental health - Right to liberty and security | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - Zimbabwe

Tatar v. Switzerland

14 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Blood feuds - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Right to health | Countries: Switzerland - Turkey

Khalisat Daytbegova and Mariat Magomedova v. Austria: Statement of Facts and Questions to the Parties

On 10 February 2012 the ECtHR applied the interim measure under Rule 39 and requested the Austrian Government to stay the expulsion of the applicants from Austria to Italy under the Dublin II Regulation, until further notice.

30 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Countries: Austria - Italy - Russian Federation

P.V. c. Espagne

30 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Countries: Spain

Kopylov v. Russia

29 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Police | Countries: Russian Federation

Alajos Kiss v. Hungary

20 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Elections - Mental health | Countries: Hungary

Lutfi Demirci; and Others c. Turquie

2 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Mental health - Right to life | Countries: Turkey

Harutioenyan and Others v. the Netherlands

Decision on admissibility.

1 September 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Opposition - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) | Countries: Armenia - Netherlands

S.M. v. Sweden

10 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Credibility assessment - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Persecution based on political opinion - SGBV | Countries: Congo, Democratic Republic of the - Sweden

Güveç v. Turkey

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): Children's rights - Criminal justice - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Legal representation / Legal aid - Mental health - Pre-trial detention - Public health - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

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