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The Human Rights Act 1998

The Human Rights Act received royal assent in 1998 and came into force in October 2000.
The Human Rights Act means all public bodies must ensure that everything they do is compatible with the convention rights unless an Act of parliament makes that impossible.

The Convention rights and freedoms

These are listed in schedule 1 of the Act. The document is available to download from the OPSI website.


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