Do You Actually Know Your Human Rights?

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Do You Actually Know Your Human Rights?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Human Rights Act regulates the relationship between individuals and public authorities. Which of the following would not be a public authority? 
      • A. 

        An electricity company

      • B. 

        A bank or building society

      • C. 

        A private company running prisons

      • D. 

        A housing association

    • 2. 
      Jean Parry’s son, John is already in prison for committing armed robbery. He’s currently awaiting trial for another offence. On the latest trial date the prison service failed to transport her son to the court because of staff shortages and that the court continued with his trial, made decisions and heard evidence in his absence. Which Article could this be a breach of?
      • A. 

        Article 6 right to a fair trial

      • B. 

        Article 7 no punishment without law

      • C. 

        Article 7 right to a fair trial

      • D. 

        None because the court is entitled to do this as he has already been convicted of one offence

    • 3. 
       Rhys Jones works in the local council’s housing department. He has received an application for a home from a woman who is experiencing domestic abuse. Rhys’s manager has turned down her application, but Rhys is worried that the woman’s human rights might be breached. What Articles might have been breached by the manager’s decision
      • A. 

        Article 3

      • B. 

        Article 8

      • C. 

        Article 3 and Article 8

      • D. 

        None

    • 4. 
      A person who alleges a breach of the human rights act can apply for further consideration by the European Court of Human Rights Strasbourg:
      • A. 

        Once all avenues of appeal in the UK have been exhausted

      • B. 

        Once the first court has rejected the claim

      • C. 

        With permission from the County Court

      • D. 

        With permission from the Magistrates Court

    • 5. 
      Paul Chen’s bully, David Smith, has been asked to formally apologise to him and several other pupils during the school assembly. David thinks this will be humiliating and in breach of Article 3 – the right not to be subjected to treatment or punishment that is degrading. Can the school ask him to do this? 
        • A. 

          No this is a breach of Article 3, the right not to be subjected to degrading treatment

        • B. 

          Yes

        • C. 

          This would only be allowed if it was a private school, as public authorities must comply with Human Rights

        • D. 

          Yes but only if his parents give written consent

      • 6. 
        The Human Rights Act 1998 makes the Articles of European Convention on Human Rights enforceable in British Law. Which Article is absolute, which means that it can never be limited? 
        • A. 

          Article 3 prohibition against torture or inhuman or degrading treatment

        • B. 

          Article 2 Right to Life

        • C. 

          None they are all qualified rights

        • D. 

          Article 4 slavery and forced labour

      • 7. 
        Gita Roy has been attending university as a mature student where she is hoping to become a solicitor. As part of her course, she has been told that she must undertake some voluntary work in order to pass. Is this a breach of her human rights?
        • A. 

          Yes under Article 10 Freedom of Expression

        • B. 

          Yes under Article 4 forced labour

        • C. 

          Yes under Articles 10 and 4

        • D. 

          No

      • 8. 
        In her spare time, Eileen Cooper volunteers at the local community centre. At the moment, she is working with a group of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo. One of the refugees told Eileen that she felt very vulnerable, as she was reliant on the goodwill of British people, rather than any laws as the Human Rights Act doesn’t apply to refugees or asylum seekers. How does the Human Rights Act apply to refugees or asylum seekers?
        • A. 

          It doesn't

        • B. 

          It only applies to refugees

        • C. 

          It applies to everyone in the UK regardless of their immigration status

        • D. 

          It only applies to europeans

      • 9. 
        Helen Pritchard is reading a newspaper report about a suspected car thief who was bombarding police with bricks and tiles during a rooftop siege. Apparently he was given a ‘KFC’ takeaway meal to ensure his ‘wellbeing and human rights’. Which articles protect the suspected thief’s rights to a takeaway meal?
        • A. 

          Article 10 freedom of expression

        • B. 

          Article 11 freedom of assembly

        • C. 

          Article 14 not to be discriminated against

        • D. 

          None of the articles apply

      • 10. 
        The Human Rights Act 1998 is organised into sections. Which section if the Human Rights Act states that British judges should follow the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights?
        • A. 

          Section 2

        • B. 

          Section 3

        • C. 

          Section 10

        • D. 

          Section 14