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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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Vrountou v. Cyprus

13 October 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Gender discrimination - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) | Countries: Cyprus

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

Sargsyan v. Azerbaijan

16 June 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armenian - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Effective remedy - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Religious discrimination - Return conditions | Countries: Azerbaijan

Ališić and Others v. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

16 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Economic, social and cultural rights - Effective remedy - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Property restitution | Countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina - Croatia - Serbia - Slovenia - The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Gasimova and Others v. Azerbaijan

Judgments related to this judgment: Gulmammadova v. Azerbaijan, 22 April 2010; Bakhshiyev and Others v. Azerbaijan, 3 May 2012.

3 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) | Countries: Azerbaijan

Bakhshiyev and Others v. Azerbaijan

Judgments related to this judgment: Gulmammadova v. Azerbaijan, 22 April 2010; Gasimova and Others v. Azerbaijan, 3 May 2012.

3 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) | Countries: Azerbaijan

Khamzayev and Others v. Russia

3 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Kerimova and Others v. Russia

3 May 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to life - Rule of law / Due process / Procedural fairness | Countries: Russian Federation

Esmukhambetov and Others v. Russia

29 March 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Chechen - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Right to family life - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Soltanov and Others v. Azerbaijan

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

13 January 2011 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Housing, land and property rights (HLP) - Internally displaced persons (IDPs) | Countries: Azerbaijan

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