Human Rights

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  • The Human Rights Act 1998
    • Is an important document which has major implications for people working in health and social care.
    • The Act makes it unlawful for a public authority to act in a way that is incompatible with any rights agreed under the terms of the European Concention.
    • The aim of the Act is to achieve a fair balance between the public interest and the individual's rights.
    • The Human Rights Act overlaps other legislation such as the Race Relations Act 1995 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
    • Does not allow people to bring a case against an organisation that is not a public authority
    • The Act has changed how the courts interpret and develop the existing law.
    • The Act has also had an impact on informed consent issues.


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