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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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O.M. v. Hungary

5 July 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Arbitrary arrest and detention - Immigration Detention - Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Hungary - Iran, Islamic Republic of

F.G. v. Sweden

23 March 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Religious persecution (including forced conversion) - Right to life | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Sweden

R.T. c. Grèce

11 February 2016 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal entry - Kurd - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of - Turkey

E.A. c. Grèce

30 July 2015 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

Al. K. c. Grèce

11 December 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Asylum-seekers - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Illegal entry - Persecution based on political opinion - Prison or detention conditions | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

M.A. v. Switzerland

18 November 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Country of origin information (COI) - Credibility assessment - Expulsion - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Refoulement - Rejected asylum-seekers | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Switzerland

H.H. c. Grèce

9 October 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Access to procedures - Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Immigration Detention - Prison or detention conditions - Protests / Demonstrations / Riots / Civil unrest - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

F.H. c. Grèce

31 July 2014 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Effective remedy - Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Prison or detention conditions - Right to liberty and security | Countries: Greece - Iran, Islamic Republic of

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

S.F. and Others v. Sweden

15 May 2012 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Freedom from torture, inhuman and degrading treatment - Persecution based on political opinion | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Sweden

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