Human rights tour visits Haverfordwest
6:02pm Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
FREEDOM of expression, the right to a private life, and the right to not be discriminated against are liberties we all take for granted.
The Human Rights Act tour, organised by the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) came to Haverfordwest on Wednesday (October 9) with the aim of teaching local people about human rights and their importance within the workplace.
Hosted by adult learning disability charity Pembrokeshire People First (PPF), the day gave a practical introduction to human rights, providing real life examples and a chance to debate their importance.
Along with police, health board staff and social workers, local charities and volunteer groups also got a chance to see how the act affects people in all aspects of life.
Helen Wildbore, of BIHR, said the tour was a chance to access unbiased information about the act, without the ‘spin’ often put on it by politicians and the media.
Karen Chandler of PPF, said: “It’s really important work – the human rights act underpins everything we do.
“It’s a powerful piece of legislation that we can use to protect dignity for all citizens and everyone we work with.”