The main rights that tend to be relevant in our area of law are:
- Article 2 – the right to life
- Article 3 – prohibition of inhuman and degrading treatment
- Article 5 – right to liberty
- Article 6 – right to a fair trial
- Article 8 – right to private and family life
- Article 9 – right to freedom of thought / religion
- Article 11 – right to peaceful assembly
If you think your human rights have been breached, and you are considering taking legal action, you should act quickly.
There is a time limit of 1 year in which to have the case issued in court.
We act for a client who was unlawfully evicted from his home, assaulted during the course of that unlawful eviction and was then arrested by police. While we continue with a claim against Kent police for their part in the incident, we have in the meantime settled a Human Rights Act claim brought against the county court that granted a possession order to our client’s landlord, contrary to the government embargo on possession proceedings imposed as a result of the recent Covid crisis. The Ministry of Justice agreed to pay our client damages of £1,000 and his legal costs.