Human Rights


If you are in a situation in which you believe that your human rights are being violated, it’s advisable to see if the problem can be resolved without going to court by using mediation or an internal complaints body.

Your human rights are:

The right to life.
Freedom from torture and degrading inhumane treatment.
Freedom from forced labour.
The right to liberty.
The right to a fair trial.
The right not to be punished for something that wasn’t a crime when you did it.
The right to respect for privacy and private home life.
Freedom of thought, conscience and religion, and freedom to express your beliefs.
Freedom of expression.
Freedom of assembly and association.
The right to marry who you want and to start a family.
The right to peace and quiet in your property or dwelling.
The right to an education.
The right to participate in free elections.
The right not to be subjected to the death penalty.

The right not to be discriminated against in respect of these rights and freedoms.