Article 8 of the ECHR – right to respect for private and family life, home and correspondence
Right to respect for private and family life
1. Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence.
2. There shall be no interference by a public authority with the exercise of this right except such as is in accordance with the law and is necessary in a democratic society in the interests of national security, public safety or the economic wellbeing of the country, for the prevention of disorder or crime, for the protection of health or morals, or for the protection of the rights and freedoms of others.
Contents: Private life; Family life; Interference with family life; Term “home”; What is not considered a “home”; Interference with the right to home; Correspondence; Lawfulness within the context of Article 8 of the ECHR; Proportionality within the context of Article 8 of the ECHR; Necessary measure in a democratic society; Restrictions on the rights referred to in Article 8 – interests referred to in paragraph two