In the UK, human rights are protected by the Human Rights Act 1998. The Act gives effect to the human rights set out in the European Convention on Human Rights.
Read this page to find out more about what other rights are protected under the Human Rights Act.
Article 10 protects your right to hold opinions and express your views and ideas.
It covers - for example:
Article 10 is a qualified right which means it can be interfered with in certain situations - for example, to protect the rights of others or for reasons of national security.
Article 14 protects your right not to be discriminated against in connection with your human rights under the Human Rights Act. This means your human rights mustn’t be protected differently because of who you are. Article 14 covers discrimination because of the following things:
If you've been discriminated against you're also protected under the Equality Act 2010.
This right means public authorities have a duty not to interfere with your property unless it’s in accordance with the law and in the public interest.
Property includes things like:
The right to education gives you the right to access the educational system and to receive an effective education. It also means the state should respect the right of parents to ensure teaching is in accordance with their religious or philosophical beliefs.
Other rights in the Human Rights Act include:
You can access the European Convention on Human Rights on the European Court of Human Rights website at
There is more information about forced labour on the Ministry of Justice website at www.justice.gov.uk.
The EASS helpline can provide advice and information on human rights and discrimination issues.
You can find useful information about discrimination on the EHRC website at
For more information and advice on the different rights protected under the Human Rights Act go to Liberty’s website at
You can also find more information about human rights in Your human rights guides from the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) at
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