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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.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

Chiragov and Others v. Armenia

16 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Kurd - Return conditions - Right to family life | Countries: Armenia - Azerbaijan

M.A. v. Cyprus

23 July 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Habeas corpus - Kurd - Right to liberty and security - Right to life - Suspensive effect | Countries: Cyprus - Syrian Arab Republic

D.N.M. v. Sweden

27 June 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Honour killings - Internal flight alternative (IFA) / Internal relocation alternative (IRA) / Internal protection alternative (IPA) - Kurd - Muslim - Sunni | Countries: Iraq - Sweden

R.U. c. Grèce

7 June 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Kurd | Countries: Greece - Turkey

Bingol c. Turquie

22 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Freedom of conscience - Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Kurd - Political parties | Countries: Turkey

Arpat c. Turquie

15 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Freedom of assembly and association - Kurd - Police | Countries: Turkey

Sahap Dogan v. Turkey

27 May 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Kurd - Minorities - Pre-trial detention - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Turkey

Babat and Others v. Turkey

12 January 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Extrajudicial executions - Kurd - Right to life | Countries: Turkey

Khoa Rahim v. Norway

Admissibility application.

2 July 2009 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Changes of circumstances in home country - Country of origin information (COI) - Criminal justice - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Kurd - Persecution based on political opinion - Racial / Ethnic persecution - Rejected asylum-seekers - Right to life | Countries: Iraq - Norway

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