Human rights

Human rights guidance:

Convention rights The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) came into force in October 2000 and gives effect to the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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Parliamentary statements of compatibility Introduction The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) is designed not only to give people a remedy when their...

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The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950. The ECHR sets out the rights and freedoms which the contracting parties are...

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Parliamentary statements of compatibility The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) is designed not only to give people a remedy when their rights under the European...

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Neither the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) nor the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) contain express defences for public authorities to raise in response to a...

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The rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human Rights Act 1998 Sch 1, can be broadly divided into three groups: •...

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This Practice Note considers the court’s position as a public authority for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the effect on judgments concerning...

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This Practice Note considers the court’s position as a ‘public authority’ for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the effect on judgments concerning...

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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) imposes a duty on all public authorities in the UK to act in a manner that is compatible with rights under the European Convention on...

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Neither the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) nor the European Convention on Human Rights (as set out in HRA 1998, Sch 1) contains express defences for public authorities...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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Judicial deference is also known as 'respect is a central concept in judicial review’ and is not limited to cases involving human rights. In cases involving human rights,...

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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) requires public authorities not to act in ways which are incompatible with the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human...

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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) requires public authorities not to act in ways which are incompatible with the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human...

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Any court or tribunal faced with an issue involving a Convention right is required to 'take into account' any judgment or decision of the European Court of Human Rights:...

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The rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) as set out in the Human Rights Act 1998 Sch 1, can be broadly divided into three...

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