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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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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

Melnychenko v. Ukraine

19 October 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Persecution based on political opinion - Registration - Residence permits / Residency | Countries: Ukraine

Said v. The Netherlands

5 October 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility - Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Eritrea - Netherlands

Jersild v. Denmark

22 August 1994 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech | Countries: Denmark

Jersild c. Danemark

22 August 1994 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech | Countries: Denmark

Plattform "Ärzte für das Leben" (Doctors for the Right to Life) v. Austria

25 May 1988 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom of speech - Right to life | Countries: Austria

Plattform "Ärzte für das Leben" (Médecins pour la vie) c. Autriche

25 May 1988 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom of speech | Countries: Austria

Handyside v. The United Kingdom

4 November 1976 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom of expression - Freedom of speech | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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