Human Rights

The implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in October 2000 has facilitated the incorporation of rights and freedoms guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights into the UK Law.
In practical effect this act has the potential to affect many aspects of English Law for example Criminal Law, Family Law, and Immigration Law to Public order issues.

The Human Rights act is one of the main laws protecting your human rights in the UK.

It contains a list of 16 rights (called articles) which belong to all people in the UK, and it outlines several ways that these rights should be protected.

  1. Article 2 – Right to life,
  2. Article 3 – Right not be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading way,
  3. Article 4- Prohibition of slavery and forced labour,
  4. Article 5- Right to liberty  and security,
  5. Article 6 – Right to fair trial,
  6. Article 7 – No punishment without law.
  7. Article 8 – Right to respect for private and family life.
  8. Article 9 – Right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion,
  9. Article 10 – Right to freedom of expression,
  10. Article 11 – Right to freedom of assembly and association,
  11. Article 12 – Right to marry
  12. Protocol 1, Article 1 – Right to peaceful enjoyment of possessions,
  13. Protocol 1, Article 2 – Right to education,
  14. Protocol 13, Article 1 – Abolition of the death penalty.

In light of the above Human Rights protection, we provide legal advice on issues affecting an individual’s rights and freedoms.

Human rights abuses can take a great many forms but we have experience in cases involving:

  • Contesting extradition
  • Unlawful arrest
  • False imprisonment
  • Sexual discrimination or harassment
  • Racial discrimination or harassment
  • Equal pay claims
  • Unfair expulsion from schools
  • Denial of medication for financial reasons
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