On 2 October 2000 our Human Rights Act came into force, setting out the basic rights and freedoms for all people in the UK. 15 years on, we mark this anniversary with a series of blogs on the impact of the Act. Between 2-16 October we will be looking at each year of the HRA with stories on what the HRA has meant for our democracy, for our public services and the difference it has made to people’s lives. We will feature guest blogs as well as commentary from BIHR staff on landmark moments in the HRA’s history.

Already posted are guest blogs from Councillor Alan Waters (Leader of Norwich City Council), IMPRESS, Slater and Gordon and a special piece on the history of our HRA drawing on extracts from Professor Francesca Klug's new book. Over the next few days we will have guest blogs from Liberty, Asylum Aid and the Race Equality Foundation and many more!

If like us you’d like to mark the 15th anniversary of the HRA, you can get involved in our 15 Days of Action by coming along to one of our community events on our Human Rights Tour or by joining the conversation on social media using #HRA15. Click here to send a Tweet in support of the Human Rights Act.

To read the blogs as they come out each day, click here.