The right to life explained in two minutes!
Published on 22 Feb 2022
The Human Rights Act is central to ensuring we can all live a safe and secure life. It sets out a range of principles that the government, and public bodies, must follow and uphold for all of us. If they fail to follow them, we have the ability to take our case to a UK court and, if our rights have been violated, we may be fairly compensated. The Human Rights Act has given us the ability to stand up to those in power.
But the Human Rights Act is under threat.
The government has announced plans to reform the HRA into a new British Bill of Rights, which lawyers and campaigners are concerned will shift more power in favour of the government, and weaken the protections we have available to us. We need to ensure that human rights are accessible and available for everyone, but we may risk losing those protections if the government’s reform comes into effect.
This video is about Article 2 of the HRA which is the right to life. This right ensures that no one can try to end your life,and the government must take reasonable steps to safeguard our wellbeing if we find our life is at risk.
This video is part of a wider series showcasing the protections the HRA provides us and why they are so important in our daily lives. We’ve also curated a week of written content surrounding the proposed reform of the HRA so that you can stay informed and up to date on the latest developments.
Head on over to our spotlight to read more on the proposals to the HRA: http://www.eachother.org/spotlight/human-rights-act
You can find more videos in this HRA series here: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4Aqck1HT8yujVFVQKBoSrw0U-SzNTe9o