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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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Petropavlovskis v. Latvia

13 January 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Citizenship / Nationality law - Denial of nationality - Effective remedy - Freedom of assembly and association - Freedom of expression - Naturalization - Persecution based on political opinion - Rights of non-citizens - Statelessness | Countries: Latvia

Fatih Taş c. Turquie

5 April 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Effective remedy - Freedom of expression - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Turkey

Camyar and Berktas v. Turkey

15 February 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Freedom of expression | Countries: Turkey

Aydin v. Germany

27 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Freedom of expression | Countries: Germany - Turkey

Mentes c. Turquie (No. 2)

25 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Criminal justice - Freedom of expression - Political groups - Political parties | Countries: Turkey

Nur Radyo Ve Televizyon Yayıncıligı A.S. c. Turquie (no. 2)

Cet arrêt est devenu définitif en vertu de l'article 44 § 2 de la Convention. Il peut subir des retouches de forme.

12 October 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Freedom of religion | Countries: Turkey

Turgay and Others v Turkey (No. 2)

21 September 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Anti-terrorism law - Criminal justice - Freedom of expression | Countries: Turkey

Gozel et Ozer c. Turquie

6 July 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Anti-terrorism law - Freedom of expression - Political groups - Terrorism | Countries: 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

Turgay and Others v. Turkey (no. 2)

15 June 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Anti-terrorism law - Criminal justice - Freedom of expression | Countries: Turkey

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