Human Rights and English law

This topic will count towards the human rights law unit and the A Level award.

The right to life: an outline of criminal and civil law provisions and investigatory procedures.

  • Homicide and associated offences (including the defence of self-defence/prevention of crime).
  • Obligations on police and others in planning dangerous operations.
  • Protective policing.
  • Civil law negligence.
  • Independent investigation of deaths in custody or attributable to agents of the State.

Deprivation of liberty.

Privacy and communication: criminal and civil law provisions which protect or restrict the rights.

Expression, assembly and association: in addition to relevant provisions identified above which impact on the balance between privacy and the right to freedom of expression, assembly and association.


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Units and Topics

The following units are part of the AQA A Level Law 7162 from 2017 course

A Level Law: The nature of law and the English legal system.

A Level Law: Criminal law

A Level Law: Tort

A Level Law Option B: Human rights

View the A Level Law Option B: Human rights unit in more detail.

A Level Law Option A: Contract law