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Human Rights Solicitors

At Parkview Solicitors we stand up for humanity and Human Rights and we promote the values of individual human dignity, equal treatment and fairness as the foundations of a democratic society. Our aim is to protect individuals wherever justice, equality, freedom and truth are denied. We can give you advice and assistance if you have concerns about human rights in England and Wales and the way in which you or a family member has been treated.

We have helped many individuals to appeal against breaches in their human rights. Our human rights solicitors have been involved in challenges using the Human Rights Act regarding decisions made by government bodies, disciplinary bodies and regulators. If you feel that your human rights have been breached, speak to our team of experts today for professional legal advice.

Human Rights Act

Human rights were first recognised internationally by the Universal Declaration on Human Rights in 1948. This was quickly followed by the adoption two years later of the European Convention on Human Rights. In 1998 the Human Rights Act was passed making the human rights in the European Convention on Human Rights directly enforceable in the UK. It entered into force on 2 October 2000.

What rights does the Human Rights Act protect?

  • The right to life – protects your life, by law. The state is required to investigate suspicious deaths and deaths in custody.
  • The prohibition of torture and inhuman treatment – you should never be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading way, no matter what the situation.
  • Protection against slavery and forced labour – you should not be treated like a slave or subjected to forced labour.
  • The right to liberty and freedom – you have the right to be free and the state can only imprison you with very good reason – for example, if you are convicted of a crime.
  • The right to a fair trial and no punishment without law - you are innocent until proven guilty. If accused of a crime, you have the right to hear the evidence against you, in a court of law.
  • Respect for privacy and family life and the right to marry – protects against unnecessary surveillance or intrusion into your life. You have the right to marry and raise a family.
  • Freedom of thought, religion and belief – you can believe what you like and practise your religion or beliefs.
  • Free speech and peaceful protest – you have a right to speak freely and join with others peacefully, to express your views.
  • No discrimination – everyone’s rights are equal. You should not be treated unfairly – because, for example, of your gender, race, sexuality, religion or age.
  • Protection of property, the right to an education and the right to free elections – protects against state interference with your possessions; means that no child can be denied an education and that elections must be free and fair.

For legal advice call Bolton 01204 565234 | Burnley and Nelson 01282 575234
Email our team info@parkviewsolicitors.co.uk

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