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by Dr Martin Curtice and
Dr Richard Symonds
Last updated: April 2019
Human Rights Act (HRA) 1998 enacted most of the European
Convention on Human Rights into UK law in 2000.
Following its inception, it was anticipated that there
would be widespread dissemination of information about
the Act among patients, carers, doctors, healthcare workers and
organisations. However, during the past decade this has
unfortunately not been the case, and knowledge about the Act
remains poor (House of Lords House of
This module, the first in a two-part
series*, aims to improve this knowledge base by demonstrating
salient issues and principles from the HRA 1998 and how these can
be used in daily clinical practice. It looks at:
Start the module
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