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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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Nabil and others v. Hungary

22 September 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Safe third country | Countries: Hungary - Serbia - Somalia

Fozil Nazarov v. Russia

11 December 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Freedom of religion - Non-refoulement - Religious discrimination - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

Sharifi et autres c. Italie et Grèce

21 October 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Effective remedy - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Refoulement - Rescue at sea / Interception at sea | Countries: Afghanistan - Eritrea - Greece - Italy - Sudan

Mohammadi v. Austria

3 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Asylum-seekers - Deportation / Forcible return - Expulsion - Non-refoulement - Refugee status determination (RSD) / Asylum procedures - Regional instruments - Safe third country | Countries: Afghanistan - Austria - Hungary - Serbia

Bakoyev v. Russia

5 February 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement | Countries: Russian Federation - Uzbekistan

S.H.H. v. The United Kingdom

29 January 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Persons with disabilities - Regional instruments | Countries: Afghanistan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mannai c. Italie

27 March 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Torture | Countries: Italy - Tunisia

Al Husin v. Bosnia and Herzegovina

7 February 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Syrian Arab Republic

I.M. c. France

<a href=" http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4dd2b7912.html" target="_blank"> Intervention orale du HCR devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme Audience dans l'affaire I.M. c. France, 17 mai 2011</a> ; <a href=" http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4d9995d02.html" target="_blank"> Observations actualisées du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme dans l'affaire I. M. c. France, requête no. 9152/09, 31 mars 2011</a>; <a href=" http://www.unhcr.org/refworld/docid/4abb61992.html" target="_blank"> Observations écrites du Haut Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les réfugiés devant la Cour européenne des droits de l'homme dans l'affaire I. M. c/ France, requête no. 9152/09, septembre 2009</a>.

2 February 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Expedited procedures - Immigration Detention - Non-refoulement - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness - Suspensive effect | Countries: France - Sudan

Othman (Abu Qatada) v. The United Kingdom

17 January 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Diplomatic assurances - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Non-refoulement - Regional instruments - Right to justice - Right to liberty and security - Torture - Treaties / Agreements / Charters / Protocols / Conventions / Declarations | Countries: Jordan - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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