Speaker Toolkit: The Human Rights Act

From My Little Book of Big Freedoms by Chris Riddell © Chris Riddell 2015

This resource supports Amnesty Speakers to introduce students, aged 11-19, to the Human Rights Act.

The session plan and activity ideas for 11-14 year olds supports students to explore the importance of different human rights, consider who should protect our human rights and think about how human rights law impacts on our lives in the UK.

The session plan and activity ideas for 14-19 year olds uses real Supreme Court Judgement cases studies to examine the geographical extent of the Human Rights Act, to understand who is responsible for ensuring our protection under the Human Rights Act and to explore what happens when human rights protected within the Act conflict with one another.

You will also find supporting background notes, fact sheets & Q&As to support your understanding of the Human Rights Act.

Many thanks to DLA Piper Global Law Firm for writing this toolkit.

Downloads
Session Plan (age 11-14) - The Human Rights Act
PowerPoint (age 11-14) - The Human Rights Act
Activity 1 (age 11-14) - Essential Rights
Activity 2 (age 11-14) - New Planet
Activity 3 (age 11-14) - Why Do Human Rights Matter To Me?
Worksheet 1 (age 11-14) - Rights Sheet
Worksheet 1 (age 11-14) - Impact Cards
Session Plan (age 14+) - The Human Rights Act
PowerPoint (age 14+) - The Human Rights Act
Activity 1 (age 14+) activity - The Human Rights Act Outside of The UK
Activity 2 (age 14+) - The Human Rights Act and Private Companies
Activity 3 (age 14+) - The Right to Privacy
Worksheet 1 (age 14+) - Character Role and Scenario Sheets
Background Notes - The Human Rights Act
Fact Sheet - The Human Rights Act
Fact Sheet - Human Rights in Scotland
Q&A (basic) - The Human Rights Act
Q&A (complex) - The Human Rights Act