Self and Society - Citizenship Studies GCSE Fairness and Justice

A set of cards outlining justice, human rights and UK law.

All set out in a variety of colours to help the information stand out and (hopefully) sink in.

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Fairness and Justice- My Body

Can I Do What I Want With My Body?

Human Right:

  • Have a tattoo or piercing.
  • Have sex
  • Believe what you want. - Wear a t-shirt with a slogan that proclaims your beliefs.
  • Travel where you want.
  • Read/write what you want.

Legal/Civil Right:

  • Smoke
  • Drink alcohol
  • Have a tattoo or piercing
  • Have sex
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Fairness and Justice- My Body 2

(Continuation)

  • Believe what you want.
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Fairness and Justice- What Are Rights?

What is a....

Human Right?

This is something fundamental or necessary to human flourishing.

Legal/Civil Right?

This is a right given by the law or rulers/governers of a society.

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Fairness and Justice- Four Fundamental Human Right

1946:

 Universal Declaration of Human Rights

1950:

European Convention On Human Rights

1981:

European Convention on Children's Rights

2000:

UK Human Rights Act

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Human Rights- A List Of Rights

  • The right to education
  • The right to work
  • The right to fair considtions at work
  • The right to travel
  • The right to food and clothes
  • The right to healthcare
  • The right to meet with friends
  • The right to own property
  • The right to follow your religion
  • The right to marry and have children
  • The rights of minorities to be treated the same as majority
  • The right to life
  • The right to freedom
  • The right to privacy
  • The right to a fair trial
  • The right not to be tortured or punished cruelly
  • The right to vote.
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Fairness and Justice- UK LAW

There are 16 BASIC Human Rights in the Human Rights Act

  • Article 2: Everyone has a right to life, and the right to have their life protected by the law.
  • Article 3: No one shall be tortured or recieve inhuman or degrading treatment.
  • Artical 4: No one shall be held in slavery or forced to work.
  • Article 5: Everyone has the right to liberty and security.
  • Article 6: Everyone who is charged with an offence is entitled to a fair trial, which should be in public unless this would not be in the interests of justice.
  • Article 7: No one may be punished for something that was not a crime when it was committed.
  • Article 8: Everyone has a right to have their family, private life and correspondence respected.
  • Article 9: Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
  • Article 10: Everyone has the right to freedom of expression.
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Fairness and Justice- UK LAW 2

  • Article 11: Everyone has the right to freedom of assembly and association.
  • Article 12: Men and women of marriageable age have the right to marry and have a family.
  • Protocol 1, Aritcle 1: Everyone has the right to peacefully enjoy their possessions.
  • Protocol 1, article 2: Everyone has a right to education.
  • Article 14: There rights should be available to all citizens, without discrimination.
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