The Human Rights Act ­ a new way of resolving problems

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By Peter Grose| Many commentators, including lawyers, have written articles and books concerning the changes that have and will come about as a result of the United Kingdom adopting the European Convention of Human Rights by virtue of the Human Rights Act 1998. The rights that are incorporated into United Kingdom law by virtue of the enactment of the Human Rights Act 1998 bring into force a number of general principles which, with a little imagination, can be used to challenge some UK law itself. In the context of the law relating to care homes, advisers will generally look to the Registered Homes Act 1984, the Residential Care Homes Regulations 1984 and the Nursing Homes and Mental Nursing Homes Regulations 1984 as the source material for the way in which they may advise home owners. The Human Rights Act, however, adds a new dimension to the way in which advisers can look for solutions to what are often very difficult problems facing care home owners. By way of example, Article 1 of the First Protocol of th

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