The Court of Human Rights

 
 
cour Europeene

droits de l'homme
Role :
Created on the 21st of January 1959, its purpose is to ensure the respect of the fundamental human rights described in the European Convention on Human Rights adopted in 1950 by the Council of Europe, which defines the rights and the liberties that the member states agree to guarantee to thier citizens. It comprises a number of judges equal to that of the states having retified the Convention (47 states today). Any person considering himself or herself to be a victim of a violation of the Convention's provisions by a member state can make a complaint to the Court.

Architectural information :
Date built : 1995
Architects : R. Rogers & Partners, C. Bucher

Contact :
67075 STRASBOURG Cedex
Tel: +33 (0)3 88 41 20 18
Fax: +33 (0)3 88 41 27 30

For further details :
http://echr.coe.int/echr/
 
 

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    • 24 october 2017

      United Nations Day

    • The UN Day commemorates the anniversary of the United Nations Charter, which started being applicable in October 24 1945. The ratification of this document by most of the signatory members, included those of the UN Security Council, constitutes the "birth certificate" of the United Nations.

    • 28 october 2017

      Czech Republic National Day

    • On their National Day, Czechs commemorate the independence of the Czechoslovak Republic vis-à-vis the Empire of Austria-Hungary obtained in 1918. Czechs and Slovaks created together Czechoslovakia, becoming independent on 28 October 1918. Then, during World War II, the country was under German domnation. In 1948, a Communist putsch led the country into isolation for 40 years before returning to democracy in 1989, during the "velvet revolution."
      On 1 January 1993, the Czech Republic split from Slovakia to create two independent states: the Czech Republic and Slovakia.