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Human Rights Review 2012

How fair is Britain? An assessment of how well public authorities protect human rights

This landmark review assesses how well these rights are protected in Britain. It is the first review of its kind since the introduction of the Human Rights Act, and takes the opportunity to look at the many ways in which the protection of human rights in Britain has been strengthened by law, policy and practice. There is much here that should make us proud. The evidence shows that the government and public authorities largely respect human rights standards. The Human Rights Act has gone a long way in enabling us to challenge cases of injustice and move us towards a society where human rights are respected and enjoyed by all. But there is also more still to be done.