The Human Rights Act is a UK law passed in 1998. It lets you defend your rights in UK courts and compels public organizations (including the Government, police and local councils) to treat everyone equally, with fairness, dignity and respect.
The Human Rights Act protects all of us – young and old, rich and poor. Hundreds of people use it to upload their rights and achieve justice every year. But the Government wants to scrap our Human Rights Act. This would weaken everyone’s rights – leaving politicians to decide when our fundamental freedoms should apply.
Who can use the Human Rights Act ?
The Human Rights Act may be used by every person resident in the United Kingdom regardless of whether or not they are a British citizen or a foreign national, a child or an adult, a prisoner or a member of the public. It can even be used by companies or organizations (like Liberty).
Our Human Rights Solicitors are dedicated to challenging discrimination, protecting the rights and freedoms of our clients and representing people who believe their human rights have been violated.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in human rights law and our BK Solicitors regularly appear in the media commenting on legal issues relating to personal injury law and human rights.
The Human Rights Act guarantees a number of rights and freedoms and allows enforcement of those rights against public bodies. All public bodies such as police, hospitals, courts, local governments, and publicly funded schools, as well as other bodies carrying out public functions, have to comply with the Human Rights Act.
Cases can be brought under the Human Rights Act itself, or as a personal injury or clinical negligence claim. Our experts will advise you on the best way to pursue your case