The Human Rights Act 1998 transposes the provisions of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (1950) into UK law. The Act came into force on 2 October 2000 as a result of which claimants can enforce their Convention rights in UK courts and tribunals. This topic examines the structure and framework of the 1998 Act and considers the cases involving Convention rights that have been heard before courts and tribunals and which have implications in law.

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