Human rights

6.2 Religious Attitudes towards the Law and Human Rights

·         Law: system or rules enforced by a country’s legal system with consequences for those who break them

·         Human Rights: basic rights and freedoms to which all human beings should be entitled

6.3 Human Rights Legislation

·         United Nations Declaration of Human Rights: document produced by United Nations setting out rights that all people should be entitled to

·         Human Rights Act: act of parliament passed in 1998 which says that all organisations have a duty to protect the rights of all individuals in the UK

6.4 Children’s Rights and Support

·         Abuse: harmful treatment of someone, bad or wrong use of something

·         Legal Rights: rights that are laid down as an entitlement by law

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