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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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A.M. c. France

12 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Illegal entry | Countries: France - Tunisia

Sakir c. Grèce

24 March 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Illegal entry | Countries: Afghanistan - Greece

R.T. c. Grèce

11 February 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal entry - Kurd - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

A.Y. c. Grèce

5 November 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Illegal entry - Threats / Intimidation | Countries: Greece - Iraq

Khlaifia et autres c. Italie

1 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Flight by land, air or sea - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal entry - Prison or detention conditions - Reception | Countries: Italy - Tunisia

Aarabi c. Grèce

2 April 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Evidence (including age and language assessments / medico-legal reports) - Illegal entry - Immigration Detention - Palestinian - Prison or detention conditions - Unaccompanied / Separated children | Countries: Greece - Lebanon

MD c. Grèce

13 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal entry - Illegal immigrants / Undocumented migrants - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Bangladesh - Greece

S.D. c. Grèce

Cet arrêt deviendra définitif dans les conditions définies à l'article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

11 June 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Illegal entry - Immigration Detention - Persecution based on political opinion - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece - Turkey

Saadi v. The United Kingdom

This case was referred to the Grand Chamber, which delivered judgment on 29 January 2008. This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

11 July 2006 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Illegal entry - Immigration Detention - Pre-trial detention - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures | Countries: Iraq - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Abdul-Vakhab Shamayev et 12 autres c. la Georgie et la Russie

16 September 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Illegal entry | Countries: Georgia - Russian Federation

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