Your Rights

Since the Human Rights Act became law in October 2000, individuals have been able to ask the courts to protect their rights against abuse by Public Authorities. These rights are:

  • Rights to life
  • Freedom from torture or inhumane treatment
  • Freedom from slavery or forced labour
  • Right to liberty and security of person
  • Right to a fair trial
  • Freedom from retrospective punishment
  • Right to privacy
  • Freedom of thought, conscience and religion
  • Freedom of expression
  • Freedom of assembly and association
  • Right to marry and found a family
  • Freedom from discrimination
  • Right to peaceful enjoyment of property
  • Right to education
  • Right to free elections
  • Freedom from the death penalty