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European Court of Human Rights

The ECHR is an international court set up in 1959. It rules on individual or state applications alleging violations of the civil and political rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights. Since 1998, it has sat as a full-time court and individuals can apply to it directly.

Case law can be searched using the HUDOC database.

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African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights is a continental court established by African countries to ensure the protection of human and peoples' rights in African. The Court was established by virtue of Article 1 of the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples' Rights on the Establishment of an African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, which was adopted by Member States of the then Organization of African Unity (OAU) in June 1998. The Protocol came into force in January 2004. 

Contentious matters and advisory proceedings can be found on the Court's website. 

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InterAmerican Court of Human Rights

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights is an autonomous judicial institution based in the city of San José, Costa Rica. Together with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, it makes up the human rights protection system of the Organization of American States (OAS), which serves to uphold and promote basic rights and freedoms in the Americas.

Decisions and judgments can be found in Spanish only on the court website. 
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