Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 to the ECHR – protection of property

Article 1
Protection of property

Every natural or legal person is entitled to the peaceful enjoyment of his possessions. No one shall be deprived of his possessions except in the public interest and subject to the conditions provided for by law and by the general principles of international law.

The preceding provisions shall not, however, in any way impair the right of a State to enforce such laws as it deems necessary to control the use of property in accordance with the general interest or to secure the payment of taxes or other contributions or penalties.

Contents: What is considered as property; Transfer of the occupancy right; What is not regarded as property; Foreign currency savings; Positive obligations; Peaceful enjoyment of property; Deprivation of property; Interference with the property; Public interest; As provided for by the law; As to the proportionality; As to the control of the use of property; Provision of payment of taxes, contributions and fines