110. Proportionality in the context of absolute and limited rights.

The principle of proportionality1 plays a different role in the context of absolute2 and limited3 rights than in the context of qualified rights4. Although there is no room for a proportionality assessment concerning an interference with an absolute right5 the European Court of Human Rights has used the principle of proportionality to determine whether the treatment in question was sufficiently serious to amount to a violation of the right to life