Human Rights Law

The firm has specialist experience in this area of law. The subject matter of the Human Rights is vast and could the fill the pages of several books. In a nutshell what we are talking about here is 'The European Convention on Human Right', a piece of legislation (or document that outlines certain rights that individuals of a State are expected to have and which must be respected by the State (and its public bodies such as the Government, Police, Schools, Prisons and Councils). Member States of the European Union who have signed up to comply with the ECHR must incorporate it into national law. In the UK we have the Human Rights Act. It sets out the rights and freedoms that everyone in the UK can expect, example Article 8 respect for private and family life. Our team are experts in this field having acted for thousands of individuals in getting their human rights respected by the Government in the context of Immigration law. Apart from Articles 1 and 13 which are to do more with the application of the Act

The Human Rights Act sets out the following Rights:-

  • Article 2 Right to life
  • Article 3 Freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment
  • Article 4 Freedom from slavery and forced labour
  • Article 5 Right to liberty and security
  • Article 6 Right to a fair trial
  • Article 7 No punishment without law
  • Article 8 Respect for your private and family life, home and correspondence
  • Article 9 Freedom of thought, belief and religion
  • Article 10 Freedom of expression
  • Article 11 Freedom of assembly and association
  • Article 12 Right to marry and start a family
  • Article 14 Protection from discrimination in respect of these rights and freedoms
  • Protocol 1, Article 1 Right to peaceful enjoyment of your property
  • Protocol 1, Article 2 Right to education
  • Protocol 1, Article 3 Right to participate in free elections
  • Protocol 13, Article 1 Abolition of the death penalty

Know your Rights

Our clients' best interests remain at the forefront, with our advice specific to individual or organisational needs.

To make an inquiry you can call our Immigration team on: +44 (0)20 7613 5454.

We aim to provide the highest level of service to all of our clients as well as other people that we work with.