The Berlin International Human Rights Congress (BIHRC)
"Human Rights and Democracy in a Globalized World - Moving Towards an International Consensus"
(Berlin; October 1st - 4th, 2010)
Human Rights Introduction
Establishment of The European Court of Human Rights
The Court was established in Strasbourg under the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights in order to monitor respect of human rights by states. All member states of the Council of Europe are parties to the Convention can be therefore brought before the Court by other states, other parties or individuals for human rights violations.