Human rights are the basic rights and freedoms that belong to every person in the world. Find out about your rights and our role in promoting and monitoring human rights.

What are human rights?

Find out about human rights, the Human Rights Act, the Universal Declaration and how human rights work.

Using your human rights

If your human rights have been breached, this section can help you assess the situation and your possible options.

Human rights guidance

Practical guidance for people working in the public sector or in organisations that carry out public functions.

Our human rights work

Find out about the range of human rights projects the Commission has been working on.

Human rights celebrations