The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR; French: Cour européenne des droits de l’homme) in Strasbourg is a supra-national court established by the European Convention on Human Rights and hears complaints that a contracting state has violated the human rights enshrined in the Convention and its protocols. Complaints can be brought by individuals or other contracting states, and the Court can also issue advisory opinions. The Convention was adopted under the auspices of the Council of Europe and all of its 47 member states are parties to the Convention. The court is not part of the European Union.
... Name College Years at Oxford Notes Ref Nicolas Bratza Brasenose High Court Judge 1998-, Judge of the European Court of Human Rights 1998-, Section President ECHR 1998-, Vice-President ECHR 2007- ...
... The building, which houses the court chambers and Registry (administration and référendaires), was designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership and completed in 1995 ... other things, the two distinct components of the Commission and Court (as it was then) ... Wide scale use of glass emphasises the openness of the court to European citizens ...
... The court rejected the argument of the British government that the complexity of large fraud cases and the public interest in securing a conviction justified the compulsion the court also rejected the argument that ... The court stated that "the public interest cannot be invoked to justify the use of answers compulsorily obtained in a non-judicial investigation to incriminate the ... blood and urine samples and bodily tissue for the purpose of DNA testing." The court also stated that " whether the right not to incriminate oneself is absolute or ...
... Following the PNV's appeal, in February 2010 the European Court of Human Rights upheld the Spanish Constitutional Court ruling, ruling that the Spanish ...
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