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What rights do I have?

Our Human Rights Act contains 16 rights. These come from the European Convention on Human Rights but our Human Rights Act put them into UK law.

Although some rights (known as non-absolute rights) can sometimes be limited or restricted, your rights cannot be taken away from you.

Using the language of human rights law can help give you confidence to stand up for your rights and have a better experience when interacting with public services like schools, social services and the NHS.

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