Table of Contents
Can human rights be broken?
Identifying a human rights issue Remember only public authorities have a duty not to breach your rights under the Human Rights Act. A public authority may breach your human rights by: doing something which interferes with your rights, or. failing to act – for example, by not protecting you if your life is in danger.
What is right to private and family life?
The right to private and family life protects persons against arbitrary or unlawful interference with their privacy, family, home or correspondence as well as against unlawful attacks on their honour and reputation. Any interference by public authorities can only take place on the basis of law.
Can a private company breach human rights?
Only public authorities must follow the Human Rights Act. This means you can take action under the Human Rights Act if a public authority has breached your human rights. But you can’t take action against a private individual as they’re not covered by the Act.
What happens if you break the human rights Act?
If a court agrees that your human rights have been breached, it can award you compensation, make a declaration that your rights have been breached, overturn decisions made by a public authority or order them to do something.
Who does the human right Act apply to?
The Human Rights Act may be used by every person resident in the United Kingdom regardless of whether or not they are a British citizen or a foreign national, a child or an adult, a prisoner or a member of the public. It can even be used by companies or organisations (like Liberty).
Where to go if your human rights are violated?
Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration
If your employer has violated your rights, you should contact the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA) (after you have tried to sort the matter out at work).