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This is a case from 1999 which reached the UK’s highest court, then called the House of Lords. Two married Pakistani women were forced to leave their homes by their … Continued
No. 37 of #50cases. Human rights protect the right to believe in whatever god you want to, or gods, or no god. Of course they do. Human rights protections were drafted just … Continued
No. 35 of #50cases It’s fine to give naughty children a smack, right? Andy (not his real name) was brought up by his mother and stepfather. Aged nine, he told his … Continued
No. 41 of #50cases. You are being obsessively stalked. You feel eyes watching you at every turn. Your property is damaged – car tyres burst, windows smashed. A warning that something’s … Continued
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A wheelchair user wanted a train company to pay for a taxi to assist his train travel. The court said as long as it was reasonably practicable, disabled people should be given equivalent access to public transport.
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“Wouldn’t it be great if there were a website explaining – in accessible, plain English – what human rights do for all of us…” This was our Director Adam Wagner’s idea … Continued
Find out more about the animation in our companion article here Transcript Human rights! What are human rights? Well, human rights are the values that keep society fair, just … Continued
So, in plain-English, what is the Human Rights Act? The Human Rights Act is a law that protects all of us from having our human rights taken away by the state. It means that public … Continued