Human Rights

The Human Rights Act 1988 came into force in October 2000. It sets out rights and freedoms, such as the right to a fair trial, right not to be tortured or to a private and family life, and the right not to be discriminated against on grounds of sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion. Where an individual’s human rights have been breached, then there may be the basis of a claim for compensation.


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