This is an Act of Parliament that was drawn up in 1998 and implemented in Parliament in 2000

This is an Act of Parliament that was drawn up in 1998 and implemented in Parliament in 2000. The Act sets out to protect the rights of every individual to fairness, dignity and respect in how they are treated. It also states that all public organisations must uphold these rights. These include the government, the law courts and local councils. So the government must endeavour to make sure that all laws passed must also comply with the European Court on Human Rights. In the judicial system all rights set out by the European Convention on Human Rights must be adhered to in UK courts. Finally all public bodies, like the police and local council authorities and other bodies that carry out a public function must show that respect and fairness that helps a person retain their dignity.
The Act itself contains a series of articles that itemise each right and these have become known as the Convention of Rights. Perhaps the most important for all individuals are those of the right to equality, life, personal security and liberty and also the freedoms from slavery, torture and degrading treatment.