The Human Rights Act of 1998 came into force in the United Kingdom in 2000. This interlocked the European Convention on Human Rights into UK Law. This act protects several fundamental Human Rights to both foreign nationals and British citizens. These legal changes have broadened the scope of Human Rights lawyers internationally. Not only are countries bound to their own Human Rights law, but to an independent international body of legal jurisdiction.
The Human Rights Act has given a set of universal fundamental human rights across its member states. These rights include the following:
- The right to life;
- The prohibition of torture and inhuman treatment;
- Protection against slavery and forced labour;
- The right to liberty and freedom;
- The right to a fair trial and no punishment without the law;
- Respect for privacy and family life and the right to marry;
- Freedom of thought, religion and belief;
- Free speech and peaceful protest;
- No discrimination; and
- Protection of property.
It is important to know your rights and how they can affect your daily life. These fundamental rights affect a broad spectrum of environments and you should make sure you are sufficiently informed. At Bloomsbury Law, we have a team of specialists who can discuss your situation and advise you on your Human Rights.
If you feel that any of you rights have been violated it is important that you contact our team of Human Rights solicitors. We have a large amount of experience in the field and are passionate about helping you to secure your rights. We appreciate that all cases have sensitive and individually complex aspects which is why we can guarantee you confidential advice.
What do I do next?
Contact us online or speak to one of our dedicated specialists on 0207 998 7777 for a free initial consultation. With our vast experience in the field, our bilingual speaking team will work with you to ensure this process runs as smooth as possible. All information you provide us with is treated with the utmost confidentiality.
We will contact you no later than the next working day to arrange a meeting at our offices in London W1 to advise on the agreement.