This Practice Note provides an introduction to the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998), which stems from the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). It sets out the human rights which HRA 1998 protects and explains how English law must be interpreted as a result of the introduction of HRA 1998. It explains how courts can declare English legislation incompatible with the principles of the ECHR and the judicial remedies which the courts have available to them.
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