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Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights

Although the European Commission on Human Rights became obsolete in 1998 with the restructuring of the European Court of Human Rights, it held an important role in assisting the European Court of Human Rights from 1953 to 1998. Commission members were elected by the Committee of Ministers and would hold office for six years (during which time they were to act independently, without allegiance to any state). Their role was to consider if a petition was admissible to the Court. If so, the Commission would examine the petition to determine the facts of the case and look for parties that could help settle the case in a friendly manner. If a friendly settlement could not take place, the Commission would issue a report on the established facts with an opinion on whether or not a violation had occurred. A Committee of three people determined the admissibility of a petition. For difficult decisions, however, a Chamber consisting of seven people handled it.
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Factsheet – Armed conflicts

August 2016 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Réponse du Ministre français de l'immigration, de l'intégration, de l'identité nationale et du développement solidaire à la lettre du Commissaire aux droits de l'homme du Conseil de l'Europe (16 septembre 2010)

21 September 2010 | Publisher: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Country Reports

Firma Laub GmbH & Co. Vieh & Fleisch Import-Export v. Hauptzollamt Hamburg-Jonas

21 June 2007 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Family reunification | Countries: Germany

Mehemi v. France (No. 2)

10 April 2003 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Deportation / Forcible return - Family reunification - Immigration law | Countries: Algeria - France

Dehwari v. The Netherlands

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29 October 1998 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Netherlands

Jagmail Singh Cheema c. la France

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1 July 1998 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: India

Jagmail Singh Cheema c. la France

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9 April 1997 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility | Countries: India

Berke c. la France

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23 January 1997 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Topic(s): Decision on admissibility

Hatami v. Sweden

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23 January 1997 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: Iran, Islamic Republic of - Sweden

Dabhi v. United Kingdom

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17 January 1997 | Judicial Body: Council of Europe: European Commission on Human Rights | Document type: Case Law | Countries: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

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