Examining Human Rights Issues

Examining Human Rights Issues
  • PublishedApril 18, 2017

Human Rights are commonly understood as inalienable fundamental rights “to which a person is inherently entitled simply because she or he is a human being,” and which are “inherent in all human beings” regardless of their nation, location, language, religion, ethnic origin or any other status.

Neglect of human right has been the on-going battle in Nigeria till date. As relating to children cases involving historic abuse, neglect, and social services failure to protect: including both failure to remove and failure to warn cases, with liability in common law and under the Human Rights Act, and complex issues of causation and limitation. Members have also dealt with Criminal Injuries Compensation cases, including a multi-million-pound claim for brain injury caused by historic child abuse. We also have experience in educational negligence and failure to diagnose and treat congenital conditions such as dyslexia.

Relating to the young adults we have seen in care homes and elsewhere. We have dealt with cases of fatal neglect, and large-scale inquests relating to deaths in care and in custody. We also have experience of claims against public authorities for failing to protect individuals from attack from people with a severe psychiatric illness. Public law and human rights context, including actions against the police and prison services for false imprisonment, breach of Art.5 ECHR and failure to protect from abuse by fellow inmates, and actions against local and other public authorities for psychiatric injury caused by false allegations of assault and abuse.

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