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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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F.G. v. Sweden (Fifth Section)

16 January 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Persecution based on political opinion - Regional instruments - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Sweden

Savriddin Dzhurayev v. Russia

25 April 2013 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Habeas corpus - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Regional instruments | Countries: Russian Federation - Tajikistan

Mutsolgova And Others v. Russia

1 April 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Civil and political rights - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Human rights courts - Right to liberty and security - Right to life | Countries: Russian Federation

Paraskeva Todorova c. Bulgarie

25 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Criminal justice - Discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Minority rights - Right to justice - Roma | Countries: Bulgaria

Ozgur Uyanik v. Turkey

23 March 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Armed groups / Militias / Paramilitary forces / Resistance movements - Civil and political rights - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Countries: Turkey

Christian Democratic People's Party v. Moldova (No. 2)

This judgment will become final in the circumstances set out in Article 44 § 2 of the Convention. It may be subject to editorial revision.

2 February 2010 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom of assembly and association - Human rights activists - Human rights and fundamental freedoms - Opposition - Political parties | Countries: Moldova, Republic of

Al-Adsani c. Royaume-Uni

21 November 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Countries: Kuwait - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Al-Adsani v. The United Kingdom

21 November 2001 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Countries: Kuwait - United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Loizidou v. Turkey (Article 50)

The present judgment is subject to editorial revision before its reproduction in final form in Reports of Judgments and Decisions 1998. These reports are obtainable from the publisher Carl Heymanns Verlag KG (Luxemburger Straße 449, D50939 Köln), who will also arrange for their distribution in association with the agents for certain countries as listed overleaf.

28 July 1998 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Countries: Cyprus - Turkey

Loizidou c. Turquie (Article 50)

Cet arrêt peut subir des retouches de forme avant la parution de sa version définitive dans le Recueil des arrêts et décisions 1998, édité par Carl Heymanns Verlag KG (Luxemburger Straße 449, D50939 Cologne) qui se charge aussi de le diffuser, en collaboration, pour certains pays, avec les agents de vente dont la liste figure au verso.

28 July 1998 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Human rights and fundamental freedoms | Countries: Cyprus - Turkey

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