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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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Ukaj c. Suisse

24 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Habitual residence - Kosovar - Right to family life - Temporary protection | Countries: Switzerland

Onur v. United Kingdom

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

17 February 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Deportation / Forcible return - Right to family life | Countries: Turkey - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

S. and Marper v. United Kingdom

This judgment is final but may be subject to editorial revision.

4 December 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Right to family life | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Maslov v. Austria (Grand Chamber)

23 June 2008 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Expulsion - Pre-trial detention - Residence permits / Residency | Countries: Austria - Bulgaria

Maslov v. Austria (First Section)

22 March 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Crime prevention - Expulsion - Pre-trial detention - Residence permits / Residency | Countries: Austria - Bulgaria

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