'Possessions' has an autonomous meaning under the European Convention on Human Rights1. It is not limited to ownership of physical goods and is independent from its formal classification in domestic law2. It has been held to include, inter alia:
(1) shares in a company3;
(2) goodwill in a business4;
(3) licences5 and permits6;
(4) planning permission7;
(5) an enforceable debt8;
(6) a final award following arbitration9 or judgment10;
(7) amounts payable under an insurance contract11;
(8) a passport12;
(9) a house built on public property without permission13;
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