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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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Case of S.K v. Russia

14 February 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Exhaustion of domestic remedies - Humanitarian protection (including tolerated stay) - Physical harm - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Russian Federation - Syrian Arab Republic

J.K. and Others v. Sweden

23 August 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

R.H. v. Sweden

10 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Forced marriage - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - SGBV - Security situation | Countries: Somalia - Sweden

M.E. v. Sweden (Grand Chamber)

8 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Persecution on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity - Security situation | Countries: Libya - Sweden

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

Sufi and Elmi v. United Kingdom

28 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Country of origin information (COI) - Deportation / Forcible return - EU Qualification Directive - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Internal armed conflict - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - International protection - Rejected asylum-seekers - Returnees - Security situation | Countries: Somalia - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Botan v. the Netherlands

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

10 March 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Internal armed conflict - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Security situation | Countries: Netherlands - Somalia

Mohamed v. the Netherlands

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

10 March 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Complementary forms of protection - Internal armed conflict - Residence permits / Residency - Right to family life - Security situation | Countries: Netherlands - Somalia

F.H. v. Sweden

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): Armed forces / Military - Christian - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Deportation / Forcible return - Extrajudicial executions - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-state agents of persecution - Persecution based on political opinion - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to life - Security situation | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

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