Human Rights Act 2000 - system of redress against inequality

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What - Passed the Human Rights Act 2000 which gives people constitutional rights, including vulnerable adults. This law sets out the basic human rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world.

Right to life - You have the right to have your life protected by law. There are very few times when the State can take away someone's life if a police officer shoots someone to stop him blowing up a bomb and killing others.
Stopping torture - You have the right to not be tortured or hurt in cruel ways.
Right to a fair trial - Where your private rights are involved (like when someone says you owe them money), you have the right to have your side of an argument heard. The trial must be independent and fair.
Respect for private and family life - You have the right to respect for your private life,


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