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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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Haliti c. Suisse

1 March 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Switzerland

Sijaku v. The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

27 January 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia

Djemailji c. Suisse

18 January 2005 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Switzerland

Radovanovic v. Austria

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

22 April 2004 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Countries: Austria

Sulejmanovic et Autres et Sejdovic et Sulejmanovic c. Italie

8 November 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Expulsion | Countries: Italy

Milosevic v. The Netherlands

Argued that ICTY was unlawful institution.

19 March 2002 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Court of Human Rights | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: Netherlands

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