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(p. 400) 16. Protecting Private Life, The Home, and Correspondence 

(p. 400) 16. Protecting Private Life, The Home, and Correspondence
(p. 400) 16. Protecting Private Life, The Home, and Correspondence

Bernadette Rainey

, Elizabeth Wicks

, and Andclare Ovey

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date: 04 August 2020

This chapter examines Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) and its protection of private life, the home, and correspondence; analyses the scope of the protection of private life under ECHR; and provides the Convention definition of private life, home, and correspondence. It also discusses the judgments made by the Strasbourg Court in several relevant cases, including those involving freedom from interference with physical and psychological integrity, freedom to develop one’s identity, issues of health and sexuality, protection of one’s living environment, and protection of prisoners’ correspondence.

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