Human Rights and Refugee Convention

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The Human Rights Act (HRA) 1998 does not provide a positive right for the non-citizen to remain, however it does provide that rights contained within the HRA may be breached by deportation to their state of origin. Nor does the HRA extend to other nation-states, however it does bind the UK to ensure these rights are available to all persons who enter the UK and if the UK does aim to deport an individual, it must take care that the future actions of the country of origin would not be a breach of any right contained within the HRA.


These persons are not technically asylum seekers as they are making a claim under the Refugee Convention; therefore this adds additional, albeit limited protections, to persons in fear of abuse. So for the purposes of this discussion they will be defined as asylum seekers. Persons who are looking for a safe place to enjoy their life and freedoms and in some cases obtain their basic needs, i.e., food, water, education The HRA does not protect a right to basic necessities. This essay begins by focusing on founding human rights principles and the central question that will be discussed is; whether the legal framework of human rights, through the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) and the European Convention of Human Rights (ECHR), uphold the principles that these pieces of law were founded upon. ...
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