How to Claim Compensation for Abuse
If you were abused as a child or are the parent or carer of a child that has been abused, a specialist Abuse Solicitor can help.
The rights of both adults and children have been firmly enshrined in UK law for many years.
In 1950, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) became a ratified international treaty and clearly set out the rights of both adults and children. This was then incorporated into UK law through the Human Rights Act 1998, which gave adults and children the right to complain to a UK Court if their rights had been infringed.
The rights include, but are not limited to:
The UK has also signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), although this hasn’t been entrenched in domestic law, and is only used as an interpretive aid for the Courts.
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