Know your
human rights

How we can help you...

How we can help you...

This online tool aims to give you information about how human rights can help you have more control over your own life and be treated with dignity and respect.

  • This tool is particularly relevant for people with mental health or mental capacity issues, and those who advocate on their behalf, including formal advocates, families and carers.
  • It gives you tips on how you can identify whether an issue you have with your care or treatment is a human rights issue. It gives suggestions about how you can use this to overcome these challenges using real life examples.
  • The focus of this tool is on your human rights when you are receiving health and care services, e.g. at your GP, in hospital, community care, care homes etc.
  • Most of the information will also apply to other situations like education, housing or involvement with the police, but please note that these areas are not specifically covered in this tool.
  • Please note that The Know Your Human Rights tool is for information purposes on the law in England only. It is not intended, and should not be used, as legal advice or guidance.

For further information, helpful links and case studies please see our sister website, The British Institute for Human Rights.

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Using my
Human Rights

Is my issue about human rights? Use this online tool to help you decide.

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