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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. 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 introduces students to the UK Government’s proposed reforms to the Human Rights Act.

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