Have you experienced barriers to legal action re your Human rights?
Please let me know If you have ever taken legal action regarding your rights under the Human Rights Act 1998 or if various barriers has prevented you from doing this, such as
The lack of:
· information about how the Human Rights Act 1998 applies to Deaf and Disabled people
· information about how to take legal action, including how to find a lawyer
· legal aid or any other finances
Please send your experience to Henrietta.Doyle@inclusionlondon.org.uk by 22 January.
Your experience will help inform Inclusion London’s evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights ‘Defending Rights: attitudes to enforcement inquiry. Information about the inquiry is below:
‘Scope of the inquiry
The United Kingdom has a proud tradition of respect for human rights.
Those rights are supported by political parties, and such rights have long been an integral part of common law, as well as being enshrined in statute by the Human Rights Act 1998.
However much rights may be recognised and protected within the legal framework, there can be barriers to achieving a culture which understands and respects human rights and practical barriers to those who wish to enforce their legal rights.
In this wide-ranging inquiry, the Joint Committee on Human Rights is calling for evidence on factors which may impede individuals from using the UK’s human rights framework effectively.’