Why Our Human Rights Act Matters At BIHR we hear evidence and stories of why our Human Rights Act matters everyday. Right now, it is more important than ever to be making clear to those in power that we believe our Human Rights Act Matters. But we know there are hundreds of stories and reasons out there as to why people, groups and organisations know that our Human Rights Act matters. So that’s why in the run up to this year’s Human Rights Day (on 10 December) we are asking people, groups, and organisations all across the country to share with us “Why our Human Rights Act matters…”. What is our Human Rights Act? Our Human Rights Act is the main law that protects our human rights in the UK. Click the button below to find out more about the Human Rights Act, including videos and easy read information. Want to find out more about #WhyOurHumanRightsActMatters... and how it works? Join our free workshop 1.30pm-2pm on Thursday 14 October. Click here to register. Our Human Rights Act and Devolution The rights in our Human Rights Act are part of the devolution arrangements in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Each devolved nation has a range of issues for which it is responsible, for example, health, care and education. Many of these areas impact on our human rights. Discussions about human rights and our Human Rights Act can be different in different parts of the UK. How can you get involved? You can print the sign below and write on it your reasons for #WhyOurHumanRightsActMatters If you don't have a printer just write it on a piece of paper! You can then either take a photo or a short video and share it on social media with the hashtags: #WhyOurHumanRightsActMatters or #WhyHRAMatters Please tag BIHR on: Twitter: @BIHRhumanrights Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BIHRHumanRights Instagram: bihrhumanrights If you don't use social media please send your photo or video to Eilidh at [email protected] Here are some of team BIHR's examples: You can make a short video like Sanchita: You can print off the sign above and take a photo like Annie and Carlyn: You can make your own sign like Eilidh: And you can get your friends, neighbours, colleagues and kids involved: How else can I get Involved?