British Institute of Human Rights resource: Know your human rights

The British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) have released a resource in July 2019.

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.

‘Know your human rights’ 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
  • a resource which will help you identify whether an issue you have with your care or treatment is a human rights issue
  • focused on issues such as receiving health and care services, e.g. at your GP, in hospital, community care, care homes etc.
  • is also applicable to other situations like education, housing or involvement with the police, but please note that these areas are not specifically covered in this tool.

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