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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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Al-Skeini and Others v. United Kingdom

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

7 July 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): International armed conflict - Right to life - Security forces - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Velkhiyev and Others v. Russia

5 July 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Security forces | Countries: Russian Federation

Giriyeva and Others v. Russia

21 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Abduction - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Security forces | Countries: Russian Federation

Makharbiyeva and Others v. Russia

21 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Abduction - Chechen - Disappeared persons - Effective remedy - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Security forces | Countries: Russian Federation

Matyar v. Turkey

Final, 10/07/2002.

21 February 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Security forces | Countries: Turkey

Kurt v. Turkey

The present judgment is subject to editorial revision before its reproduction in final form in Reports of Judgments and Decisions 1998. These reports are obtainable from the publisher Carl Heymanns Verlag KG (Luxemburger Straße 449, D-50939 Köln), who will also arrange for their distribution in association with the agents for certain countries as listed overleaf.

25 May 1998 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Disappeared persons - Security forces | Countries: Turkey

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