383. Right to respect for private life in international law.

The right to be free from arbitrary interference with one's privacy is recognised in several of the major international conventions on human rights including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights1 and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights2, in addition to the European Convention on Human Rights3. Other regional human rights instruments also protect the right to respect for private life4, and privacy is also expressly protected by the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child