The European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) and the Council of Europe are based in Strasbourg, where Dr Kılınç practices his profession as a lawyer. He worked at the ECHR for a period of five years as a lawyer and is an expert on the Convention. He has written a doctoral thesis and a number of articles on the Convention and the case-law of the ECHR.
Dr Kılınç is registered in the list of experts of the Council of Europe and participates in seminars organised for the training courses on the Convention.
The European Convention on Human Rights (“the Convention”) was opened for signature on 4 November 1950 within the framework of the Council of Europe and entered into force on 3 September 1953. The European Court of Human Rights (“ECHR”) was established in 1959 in order to ensure that the States Parties respect the rights and freedoms defined by the Convention. The ECHR, which delivered its premier judgment in the case of Lawless v. Ireland (no. 332/57, judgment of 14 November 1960), secures that the acts and omissions of the States Parties are in compliance with the Convention.
Anyone, who considers himself or herself a victim of a violation of the Convention, may bring an individual application before the Court against one or more States Parties of the Council of Europe. The Court decides first of all whether the applications lodged with it meet the admissibility requirements set forth by Articles 34 and 35 of the Convention. If this is the case, it goes on to examine whether any of the rights and freedoms secured by the Convention have been violated by the State concerned.