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Right to respect for private and family life


Article 8

Everyone has the right to respect for his private and family life, his home and his correspondence. This right embodies the right to a name, the right to change one’s civil status and to acquire a new identity, and protection against telephone tapping, collection of private information by a State’s security services and publications infringing privacy. This right also enables members of a national minority to have a traditional lifestyle.

IN PRACTICE, the right to respect for private and family life applies, for example, to…
Publications intruding on one’s privacy
Custody of a child after a divorce

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