Rights and Participation
Major milestones in their development, including the significance of Magna Carta and more recent developments, including the Human Rights Act 1998 and Equality Act 2010.
Debates on the extent, limits and tensions within the UK’s rights-based culture, including consideration of how individual and collective rights may conflict, the contribution from civil liberties pressure groups – including the work of two contemporary civil liberties pressure groups.
Case study Liberty
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A piece of legislation guaranteeing a wide range of rights and liberties
A piece of legislation giving citizens access to official documents and information
The creation of a body which can act as the highest level of appeal when citizens feel their rights may have been abused or ignored
A historical phenomenon stretching back centuries that guarantees anciently held rights
A device that helps citizens to appeal against unfair or unequal treatment by public bodies
A piece of legislation outlawing discrimination against women and minorities