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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European diary


    • 1 may 2017

      International Workers' Day

    • The date was chosen to commemorate the strike in the McCormick factories in Chicago on May 4, 1886 for the legal establishment of the 8 working hours day.
    • 3 may 2017

      Polish National Day

    • The Polish National Day takes place on May 3 in honor of the first Constitution of this country which was adopted on 3 May 1791. The Polish constitution was written by the bourgeois and nobles of the four years diet under the rule of the last king of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania Stanislas II.

      This constitution was the first constitution voted in Europe. It covered many essential points to reform the institutions and organize the life of the Polish people:

      - it recognized rights to farmers

      - it keeps the hereditary monarchy and its executive power

      - it declared the political rights of representatives

      - it limited the size of the standing army

      - it imposed land management.

      Since then, the 3rd May has become a yearly holiday celebrating the adoption of the Polish constitution.

    • 18 may 2017

      European Maritime Day

    • This day was celebrated for the first time on May 20th, 2008. Every year, this day gives place to activities of raising awareness(sensitization).