70 years of the European Convention on Human Rights
It lays down absolute rights which can never be breached by the States, such as the right to life or the prohibition of torture, and it protects certain rights and freedoms which can only be restricted by law when necessary in a democratic society, for example the right to liberty and security or the right to respect for private and family life.
A number of rights have been added to the initial text with
the adoption of additional protocols, concerning in particular the abolition of
the death penalty, the protection of property, the right to free elections or
freedom of movement. (ECHR)