Human Rights Act 1998

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Human Rights Act 1998

A UK Parliamentary Act which gives further effect to rights and freedoms guaranteed under the European Convention on Human Rights (“Convention rights”), with respect to holders of certain judicial offices who become judges of the European Court of Human Rights and for connected purposes. The Act applies to public authorities, including those bodies which carry out public functions, and applies to private parties carrying out a public function, as would be a private company under contract to manage a prison.

Human Rights Act 1998—Convention rights
Article 2—Abolishes death penalty; life is to be protected and right to life promoted.
Article 3—Protects against torture and inhuman treatment.
Article 5—Protects right to liberty, security of person andagainst unlawful detention.
Article 6—Right to a fair and public hearing.
Article 8—Right to privacy, family life and protection from disclosure of information without consent.
Article 9—Freedom of thought, conscience and religion.
Article 10—Freedom of expression.
Article 14—Freedom from discrimination.
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