Living the life you choose
You should have the freedom to live your life the way you want and to make your own decisions, within reason.
This includes the opportunity to do what you want in your private life, to meet and develop relationships with other people and to participate in essential economic, social, cultural and recreational activities of the community.
You should also be able to enjoy your property and other belongings without unnecessary interference.
Education plays an important role in helping people achieve their potential in life. Education can open new doors for people and stop them being trapped in a life of disadvantage. So it is important that everybody in Britain has access to educational opportunities.
UK law includes a range of human rights that help give you opportunities and control over your life.
Which human rights are relevant?
- Protection from slavery and forced labour
- Right to liberty and security
- Right to a fair trial
- Right to respect for private and family life
- Freedom of thought, belief and religion
- Freedom of expression
- Freedom of assembly and association
- Right to marry
- Protection from discrimination
- Right to education
- Protection of property
Last Updated: 04 Jun 2009