606. States' right to control use of property.

The right to the peaceful enjoyment of possessions1 does not impair the right of a state to enforce such laws as it deems necessary to 'control the use of property'2. This has been held to include a very broad range of measures including:

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    (1)     the seizure, confiscation and forfeiture of goods3;

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    (2)     a refusal of permission leading to the demolition of a home4;

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    (3)     the annulment of planning permission5;

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    (4)     loss of title through the operation of a limitation period6;

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    (5)     loss of deposits following the winding-up of a bank