What are my human rights? What happens if they aren’t respected? Our short film, 'Young people: how our Human Rights Act works for you, has some of the answers. Take a look and find out how our Human Rights Act works, what human rights we have, and what the HRA has done to change young people’s lives for the better since it came into force 15 years ago.

This February, in the run-up to our annual ‘March for Human Rights’ campaign, we’re holding an essay competition for 11-16 year-olds. We’re asking you to write 500-750 words on the topic of "What do you think is the most important human rights issue in the UK today, and why?". Find out more here, and make sure you send your completed entries to competition@bihr.org.uk by 9am on March 1st 2016. Good luck!