Human Rights Act 1998

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What??
The act protects everyone and most of use wont have to rely on it. However some people do have to use them
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What does it do??
Gives further effect to rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention. Basically judges must read and give effect to legislaiton and it is unlawful for public authority to act in a way which is incompatible with a Convention right
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Who can use it??
It can be used by everyone who is a resident in England or Wales. It can also be used by companies and organisatons
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Examples of the Human Rights it protects - Key features
1. The right to life 2. Protection against slavery and labor 3. The right to liberty and freedom 4. Free speech and peaceful protest 5. The right to a fair trial
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Strengths??
1. Redress in this country 2. Individuals must have their rights considered when organisations are making decisions 3. the state must provide laws that protect life 4. social security can be overridden if it is incompatible with the convention
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Weaknesses??
1. It is unclear as to who the public authorities are as these are not fully defined 2. Some legislation is not compatible with Convention rights 3. Some restrictions placed on individuals may not be compatible with the convention rights
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Gives further effect to rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention. Basically judges must read and give effect to legislaiton and it is unlawful for public authority to act in a way which is incompatible with a Convention right

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