The Human Rights Act protects your basic human rights regardless of your gender, religion or background and ensures that everyone is treated equally and fairly.
Here’s a list of the rights that the Act gives us access to. How can we oppose these?
*the right to life;
* the prohibition of torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment;
* the prohibition of slavery and forced labour;
* the right to liberty and security of the person;
* the right to a fair trial;
* prohibition of punishment without law;
* the right to respect for private and family life;
* the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion;
* the right to freedom of expression;
* the right to freedom of assembly and association; * the right for men and women to marry and found a family;
* the right to peaceful enjoyment of personal property;
* the right to education;
* the right to free elections;
* and the prohibition of discrimination.
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European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a scathing welcome for Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban at the Eastern Partnership summit in Riga, Latvia on Friday, May 22. Juncker jokingly called Hungary's PM a "dictator" upon his arrival for a European Union summit.
When Orban approached, Juncker said "the dictator is coming," prompting a nervous laugh from Latvian Prime Minister Laimdota Straujuma.
Juncker greeted Orban with “Hello, dictator” and slapped him on the right cheek.
The barb, made in front of the press at the Latvian summit, came amid growing unease over the policies of Orban’s rightwing government, which has carried out constitutional changes and brought more authoritarian rule, crackdown on civic groups and efforts to build an "illiberal state" taking cues from authoritarian regimes like Russia and China, critics says.
Juncker was clearly in a more light-hearted mood. He also ribbed Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras for not wearing a tie.
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orban
'Hello, dictator’: Jean-Claude Juncker jokes with Viktor Orban.