• Historical Context of the Human Rights Act 1998
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    Historical Context of the Human Rights Act 1998

    not until the aftermath of World War Two and its atrocities did issues concerning civil liberties and human rights once more gained worldwide attention at that point there was political resolve and popular support to have stronger monitoring and enforcement of minimum international standards of human rights. The United Nations was formed in 1948 and one of its first acts was the adoption the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it established a fundamental set of standards for countries to follow, however the declaration was limited in the individuals could not enforce these rights against governments at the same time as the United Nations declaration was being written there was a…