The absolute1 and limited2 Convention rights may in some circumstances be limited by 'necessity', although in the context of the absolute rights the word has stricter connotations than in the context of the qualified rights3. The right to life4, for example, will not be violated in certain cases of absolutely necessity5, which has been held by the European Court of Human Rights to comprise a stricter and more compelling test of necessity from that normally applicable when determining whether state action is necessary in a democratic society under the qualified rights6, and while no corresponding provision is made in
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