386. Relationships short of 'family life'.

Close relationships short of 'family life'1 fall within the scope of 'private life'2, including links between a foster parent and foster child3, the links between fiancés4, and the links formed by a person who has lived in a particular country for many years5. The right to develop relationships through professional or work activities is also protected6. However, the mere fact that an activity allows an individual to establish and develop relationships does not mean that it falls within the scope of Article 8 such that any regulation of that activity will automatically amount to an interference with that individual's