Like all of the human rights protected in the Charter, the right to life may be subject to reasonable limitations that can be demonstrably justified in a democratic society in accordance with s. 7 of the Charter. You should refer to Part 2 of these Charter Guidelines for further information on s. 7. However, it may be more difficult than usual to justify reasonable limitations on the right to life because it is regarded as an absolute right in international human rights law. An absolute right is one that in international human rights law must be respected at all times and cannot be limited.