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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.S. v. Switzerland

30 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Burden-sharing and international co-operation - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Regional instruments - Right to family life | Countries: Italy - Switzerland - Syrian Arab Republic

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

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

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

AA v. Sweden

Admissibility decision.

2 September 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Mental health - Military service / Conscientious objection / Desertion / Draft evasion / Forced conscription - Persecution based on political opinion - Political parties - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) | Countries: Sri Lanka - Sweden

Paramsothy v the Netherlands

11 November 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion - Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - Right to family life - Tamil | Countries: Netherlands Antilles - Sri Lanka

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