Delegation of the European Union to the Council of Europe

The Right to property - European Convention on Human Rights 70th anniversary

29/09/2020 - 09:36

Under the European Convention on Human Rights, people have the right to possess property that is lawfully theirs. Governments cannot take property away without proper reasons - and neither can other people. Here is the story of a 98 year-old who won decades-long fight for her family’s property.