The European Convention on Human Rights1 specifies the rights and freedoms from which no derogation may be made2: these are the right to life3 (other than in respect of deaths resulting from lawful acts of war4), the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment5, the right not to be held in slavery or servitude6 and freedom from the application of retrospective criminal laws7. Two further non-derogable rights have been added via Protocols to the Convention: the right not to be subject to the death penalty
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