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The Constitution of the Republic of Cyprus


Article 7
1. Every person has the right to life and corporal integrity.
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3. Deprivation of life shall not be regarded as inflicted in contravention of this Article when it results from the use of force which is no more than absolutely necessary -
(a) in defence of person or property against the infliction of aproportionate and otherwise unavoidable and irreparable evil;
(b) in order to effect an arrest or to prevent the escape of a person lawfully detained;
(c) in action taken for the purpose of quelling a riot or insurrection.