What Rights Do I Have? We are all born with human rights and, although some of them, can sometimes be limited or restricted, your rights cannot be taken away from you Using the language of human rights can help give you confidence to stand up for your rights and have a better experience when interacting with public services. People working in public services, called public officials, have a legal duty under the Human Rights Act to protect, respect and fulfil your human rights. This duty is really important in everyday situations because it means that you can: Speak up because you have human rights which should be respected and protected. Talk to your services about whether they are meeting their legal duty to respect and protect your human rights. Work with services to find better solutions without the need to go to court or use a lawyer. The Human Rights Act contains 16 rights. The rights in the Human Rights Act come from the European Convention on Human Rights. The Human Rights Act integrated these "convention rights" into our law here in the UK. Click on a right to find out more. We are currently working on creating pages for each right. Links will be updated as we go.