The Human Rights Act 1998 was implemented in October 2000. The Act protects the fundamental human rights identified by the European Convention of Human Rights and ratifies them as part of our domestic law. In essence, any decision made in respect of an individual’s entitlement to enter or remain in the UK must be compatible with the requirements of the rights set out in the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR).
Human rights mean that everyone should be treated fairly, equally, and with dignity. They are based on fundamental ideas in the rule of law, equality before the law and the basic liberty of every citizen.The protected rights include the right to life, the right to freedom from torture and inhuman degrading treatment, the right to be made aware of the specific charges & the nature of the evidence against a client, the right to a fair hearing (civil/criminal), and the right to freedom from discrimination.
Protecting the rights of our clients means a lot to us, as we are driven by the principles of fighting against oppression and injustice. We have in-depth knowledge of the Human Rights Act and have helped many people fight a wide range of situations. This reputation is matched by our track record of success in securing compensation, apologies, admissions of wrongdoing, and policy changes to protect you and others from similar breaches of your rights in future.
We can help challenge human rights breaches that involve:
- Unlawful arrest
- Equal pay claims
- False imprisonment
- Racial discrimination
- Sexual discrimination
- Unfair expulsion from schools
- Mistreatment of people in custody
- Denial of medication for financial reasons