Under the Human Rights Act 1998, everyone in the UK is entitled to certain fundamental rights and freedoms. The right to life, education, freedom from discrimination and access to healthcare and medication are just a few examples of such protections. These rights are universal; they are founded on the principle of dignity for every human being and underpin every element of our lives.
While enforcement bodies such as local authorities exist to ensure our civil liberties are protected, infringements from individuals, businesses and public bodies are unfortunately not uncommon. Anyone who has had their civil liberties abused or has suffered ill-treatment at the hands of an organisation can bring forward a claim. The same goes for those who are acting on behalf of those who do not have the capacity to make decisions for themselves, such as children or adults with certain mental illnesses or brain injuries.
If you believe your human rights have been violated, seeking legal advice from a lawyer with expertise in this critical area can shine a light on the next steps you can take.