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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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R.V. c. France

7 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: France - Russian Federation

M.D. et M.A. c. Belgique

19 January 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Opposition - Persecution based on political opinion - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Belgium - Russian Federation

S.A. v. Turkey

15 December 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Deportation / Forcible return - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Russian Federation - Turkey

R.K. c. France

9 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment | Countries: France - Russian Federation

Tershiyev v. Azerbaijan

31 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Chechen - Criminal justice - Extradition - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Azerbaijan - Russian Federation

Yarashonen v. Turkey

24 June 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights law - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Regional instruments | Countries: Russian Federation - Turkey

M.G. v. Bulgarie

31 March 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Extradition | Countries: Bulgaria - Russian Federation

Zarmayev c. Belgique

27 February 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Extradition | Countries: Belgium - Russian Federation

Pitsayeva and Others v. Russia

9 January 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Regional instruments - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

I v. Sweden

5 September 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Regional instruments | Countries: Russian Federation - Sweden

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