Essay The Importance Of The Human Rights Act

1873 Words Nov 14th, 2016 8 Pages
Human rights are the fundamental basic rights that each individual has irrespective of their, race, ethnicity, age, religion, gender and culture. These rights are there from the minute someone is born into this world till the very moment they breathe their last breath. This essay will aim to discuss the importance of the Human Rights Act (1998). To do that, it is vital to explore what Human Rights is and have a clear understanding of why it was implemented. This paper will then go onto discuss the Equality Act 2010 and delve deeper into finding out why it was introduced in the United Kingdom. Finally, this essay will then explore the role of the Disability Discrimination Act, in particular how it relates to people with disability in the context of Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010.
The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) is a law currently followed in the United Kingdom which was established by Royal Assent on the 9th of November 1998 and commonly came into force on the 2nd of October 2000. (Human Rights Act Impact on English law, 2003-2016). However, in 1948 the Human Rights was first known globally by the Universal Declaration of Human Right. (Libadmin, 2010). At the start of the nineteenth century there was no human rights act or any other rights placed to protect individuals. The only law present at the time was the international laws to settle disputes between different countries and overcome dispute over borders. However in the mid-nineteenth century,…

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