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A general guide to the Human Rights Act, with information about your human rights and what you can do if someone doesn’t respect them. Applies to England and Wales.
In total, there are 16 rights set out in the Human Rights Act:
Article 2: Right to lifeArticle 3: Prohibition of tortureArticle 4: Prohibition of slavery and forced labourArticle 5: Right to liberty and securityArticle 6: Right to a fair trialArticle 7: No punishment without lawArticle 8: Respect for your private and family lifeArticle 9: Freedom of thought, conscience and religionArticle 10: Freedom of expressionArticle 11: Freedom of assembly and associationArticle 12: Right to marryArticle 14: Prohibition of discriminationArticle 1 of Protocol 1: Protection of propertyArticle 2 of Protocol 1: Right to educationArticle 3 of Protocol 1: Right to free electionsArticle 1 of Protocol 13: Abolition of the death penalty
The linked Articles are particularly important for people with mental health problems.
This information was published in August 2017. We will revise it in 2019.
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