The Pros And Cons Of The Human Rights Act 1998

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Human rights were initiated for the protection of the basic civil and political liberties in the general public. In the United Kingdom the Human Rights Act of 1998 came into force in October 2000. The aim of the HRA in the UK was to provide further legal effect to the basic rights and freedoms contained in the European Convention of Human Rights. The rights contained in the HRA not only affect essential matters of life and death, but also issues that occur in people 's daily life. Considering the broad range of basic rights covered, it is not astonishing that the HRA is viewed as one of the most significant segments of legislation ever passed in the UK. The impact of Human Rights Act 1998 in UK is critical. There are areas in the society that improved from the Act but also areas that got worse. There are advantages and disadvantages of the HRA of 1998 . Here are some reasons why the Human Rights Act makes UK a better place.…show more content…
Before the HRA of 1998, most people who suffered human rights abuses did not know that their rights have been violated, and even if they knew, they did not know where or who to turn to for help. The UK government educated people about their human rights and informed them of the local and international solutions available to them when their rights are violated. Equality and Human Rights Commission inspects human rights, protecting equality across nine grounds: age, disability, gender, race, religion and belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage, sexual orientation*. The EHRC promotes equality and protect human rights in a number of ways. The EHRC can provide information to individuals so that they know what their rights are. The EHRC intends to ensure that equality and human rights remain a prime concern for the government. They supervise the government’s behavior to ensure that it lives up to its promise to create an equitable

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