WJEC law revision guide

Humans rights

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  • WJEC AS Law Study and Revision Guide (S Davies, K Phillips, L Walters)
    • European Convention of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998
    • Set up after World War 2 to achieve unity among countries
    • The European Covention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms was drafter and signed in 1950 and ratified by UK in 1951 and became binding in 1953.
    • Article eight - Right to privacy
    • The rights in the Convention are not absolute rights; the Articles contain exceptions as to when the rights can be withheld. Article 3 is the only absolute right.
    • You can enforce the rights in the Convention only against public bodies.
    • It is civil law, meaning you sue for a breach of human rights

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