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An Introduction to Human Rights

In 2021, the UK Government announced plans to reform and improve the 1998 Human Rights Act, the proposed reforms were dropped in 2023. But what are human rights and what impact do they have on society?

Overview

In this lesson students will explore our rights and responsibilities and how they are protected in law. They are challenged to consider if there are circumstances when human rights could be restricted and what should happen when different human rights potentially come into conflict with each other.

An extension activity is included which explores some of the recent debates the Government have been having about reforming the Human Rights Act in the UK.

 

Acknowledgment:

These teaching and learning resources were developed in partnership with the global law firm, Allen & Overy. We are grateful for their support in boosting young people’s awareness of the law, rights, responsibilities, and the ways we can work together to strengthen society for everybody.

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