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Citizenship, Identity and Community in the UK
What are cultural traditions that contribute to being British?
The UK is a multicultural society and groups from all over the world bring their traditions
with them e.g.:
o Caribbean ­ Street Carnivals to London, now we have the Notting Hill Carnival

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Refugee ­ someone how has been granted legal permission to stay in a country
Why do people Migrate?
Push Pull
Fear (Natural Disasters) Peaceful Place
Fear (War or Terrosism) Good record of Human Rights
Discrimination Employment
No work/Poor Pay Good Standard of living
Famine Family members & Ethnic Group

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London ­ An international city
o 300 different languages regularly spoken
o It is a major attraction for companies:
o For example: Air France has its global reservation Centre in Wembley,
north-west London, rather than in Paris. Other airlines have made a similar
For Against
Some immigrants you could…

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What is community cohesion?
Community ­ A group of people who are connected in some way or belong to something
Community Cohesion ­ People sharing values and goals and living together well, sharing a
sense of belonging and identity.

High CC Low CC
o All ages on streets without…

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Why we need laws?
Helps society run smoothly and fairly
Protects people's rights
Keeps people safe
Resolve conflict

The law ­ is a set of rules and guidelines, which state how all citizens, should behave and
provides for various punishments if those rules are not valued.

Law works best when:…

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Barrister ­ A lawyer who represents and speaks for their clients in court

Civil Court ­ Where a judge sits without a jury and decides on civil cases

Crown Court ­ Where the most serious crimes are heard

Judge ­ Someone who presides over the crown court

Magistrate ­ Where…

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Who decides to take cases to court?
It is made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). The trained lawyers who work for the
CPS decide whether the matter is serious enough to go to court and whether there is a
good chance of the Crown winning the case.

What happens…

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)
The council of Europe built on the UDHR to produce the European Convention of Human
Rights (ECHR) in 1950. European citizens can appeal to the (ECtHR) if they feel laws in their
country have not protected their rights.

The ECtHR gives European citizens…




Very good study guide for Citezenship GCSE mocks.......

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