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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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Tarakhel v. Switzerland

4 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Flight by land, air or sea - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception - Regional instruments - Right to family life | Countries: Afghanistan - Italy - Pakistan - Switzerland

Aliev v. Turkey

21 October 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Police - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Georgia - Turkey

Mohammadi v. Austria

3 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Non-refoulement - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Regional instruments - Safe third country | Countries: Afghanistan - Austria - Hungary - Serbia

Lokpo et Touré v. Hungary

This judgment has become final under Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

20 September 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Immigration Detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Côte d'Ivoire - Hungary

Diallo v. the Czech Republic

23 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Manifestly unfounded / Clearly abusive claims - Persecution based on political opinion - Refoulement - Safe third country - Suspensive effect | Countries: Czech Republic - Guinea

Rahimi c. Grèce

5 April 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

A.A. c. Grèce

22 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Legal representation / Legal aid - Palestinian - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Palestine, State of

A v. Netherlands

20 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Exclusion clauses - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - National security / Public order - Opposition | Countries: Libya - Netherlands

Ramzy v. Netherlands

20 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Asylum-seekers - Exclusion clauses - National security / Public order - Terrorism | Countries: Algeria - Netherlands

Muskhadzhiyeva et autres c. Belgique

19 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Children's rights - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Safe country of origin - Single procedure | Countries: Russian Federation

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