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Human rights guidance documents


 


Public authorities and human rights

The guidance for public authorities consists of:

Making sense of human rights - a short introduction: this guide is designed for officials in public authorities to assist them in working with the Human Rights Act 1998. It gives a brief introduction to human rights for use in straightforward situations.

The printed version of this guide also came with a DVD: Human rights, human Lives: how the Human Rights Act influences the public sector.


Human rights, human lives - a handbook for public authorities: this guide is designed to assist officials in public authorities to implement the Human Rights Act 1998. A Braille version of the handbook is also available on request.
 

Other guidance


Human Rights Act for CJS practitioners
These documents provide general, practical guidance to CJS staff about the impact of the Human Rights Act on a range of issues.

Guidance on the Human Rights Act for CJS practitioners


A Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998
Published on 2 June 2008

This detailed guide explains how the Human Rights Act works and how the various rights have been applied. A Welsh version is available on request.


A Guide to the Human Rights Act: a booklet for people with learning disabilities
Published on 2 June 2008
A booklet explaining the Human Rights Act in everyday terms to people with learning disabilities.


Review of the implementation of the Human Rights Act
Published on 25 July 2006

The Lord Chancellor published a review on the implementation of the Human Rights Act.


Audit commission - Human Rights: improving public service delivery
Published 2003

This review of examines how public bodies have responded to the Act and how that response could be improved with a view to enhancing service delivery.

Hard copies of publications

Printed copies of the following guides are available free of charge by telephoning 020 3334 3734 or emailing humanrights@justice.gsi.gov.uk
 
Making Sense of Human Rights: a short introduction
Human Rights Human Lives: a handbook for Public Authorities
A Guide to the Human Rights Act 1998: third edition