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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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S.G. v. Greece

18 May 2017 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Legal Instrument: 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

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

V.M. et autres c. Belgique

7 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception - Roma | Countries: Belgium - France - Serbia

A.M.E. v. the Netherlands

5 February 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Reception - Safe third country | Countries: Italy - Netherlands - Somalia

Tarakhel v. Switzerland

4 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Children-at-risk - Deportation / Forcible return - Flight by land, air or sea - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Reception - Regional instruments - Right to family life | Countries: Afghanistan - Italy - Pakistan - Switzerland

M.S.S. v. Belgium and Greece

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

21 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Reception - Safe third country - Single procedure | Countries: Afghanistan - Belgium - Greece

Xb. c. France et Grèce

Décision sur la recevabilité.

9 November 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Non-refoulement - Reception - Safe third country - Single procedure | Countries: Somalia

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