European Court of Human Rights
| European Court of Human Rights |
|Formation||21 January 1959|
|Parent organization||Council of Europe|
|Interests||European Convention on Human Rights|
This was set up to enforce the European Convention on Human Rights.
In November 1991, the ECHR Rights ruled that the UK government's ban on the publication and reporting of Spycatcher had breached the European Convention of Human Rights. The book was later cleared for publication in Britain.
Torture of Abu Zubaydah
On July 24, 2014 the ECHR ordered the Polish government to pay Abu Zubaydah €100,000 in damages and €30,000 in costs after it allowed the CIA to hold and torture Zubaydah on its territory in 2002–2003. Zubaydah said through his US lawyer that he would be donating the full €100,000 in damages to victims of torture.
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