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Euro-glossary Monday, 30 April, 2001, 11:27 GMT 12:27 UK
European Court of Human Rights
European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg
The Court is part of the Council of Europe
The Court of Human Rights based in Strasbourg is the court of the Council of Europe.

It oversees the European Convention on Human Rights established in 1950.

This protects the fundamental rights of people living in Council of Europe member states.

The court is not an EU institution and has no powers of enforcement.

The convention is also separate from EU law, though it serves as a basis for it and provides precedents which are often followed.

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13 Mar 01 | Euro-glossary
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