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Human Rights

We’ve launched our new human rights section which details everything you need to know about your human rights and how they are protected.

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    What are human rights?

    We look at where human rights come from, what they mean and how they’re protected.

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    The Human Rights Act

    The Human Rights Act 1998 sets out the fundamental rights and freedoms that everyone in the UK is entitled to. Find out more.

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    Exercising your human rights

    Find out about practical action you can take if you feel that your human rights have been breached.

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    Our human rights work

    Read about our mission to promote awareness, understanding and protection of human rights as well as encouraging public authorities to comply with the Human Rights Act.

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    Current human rights debates

    This is where you can find information about the Commission's input and responses to current human rights debates.