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The Global Gender Equality Constitutional Database is a repository of gender equality related provisions in 194 constitutions from around the world. The Database was updated in partnership with the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) and with support from the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the Government of Japan. Experience its wealth and depth of information by starting your search now.

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Education

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

No person shall be denied the right to education.
… (Art. 2, First Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)7

Judicial Protection

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

A person’s reliance on a Convention right does not restrict—
(a) any other right or freedom conferred on him by or under any law having effect in any part of the United Kingdom; or
(b) his right to make any claim or bring any proceedings which he could make or bring apart from sections 7 to 9. (Human Rights Act 1998, Sec. 11)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

A person’s reliance on a Convention right does not restrict—
(a) any other right or freedom conferred on him by or under any law having effect in any part of the United Kingdom; or
(b) his right to make any claim or bring any proceedings which he could make or bring apart from sections 7 to 9. (Human Rights Act 1998, Sec. 11)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

Nothing in this Convention may be interpreted as implying for any State, group or person any right to engage in any activity or perform any act aimed at the destruction of any of the rights and freedoms set forth herein or at their limitation to a greater extent than is provided for in the Convention. (Art. 17 of ECHR, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

The restrictions permitted under this Convention to the said rights and freedoms shall not be applied for any purpose other than those for which they have been prescribed. (Art. 18 of ECHR, Human Rights Act 1998 Schedule 1)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

(1) Her Majesty may by Order in Council make emergency regulations if satisfied that the conditions in section 21 are satisfied.
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(5) Regulations under this section must be prefaced by a statement by the person making the regulations—

(iv) is satisfied that the regulations are compatible with the Convention rights (within the meaning of section 1 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42)).
... (Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Sec. 20)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English


(5) Emergency regulations may not amend—

(b) the Human Rights Act 1998 (c. 42). (Civil Contingencies Act 2004, Sec. 23)

Limitations and/or Derogations

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

Reserving to all Archbishops, Bishops, Abbots, Priors, Templars, Hospitallers, Earls, Barons, and all Persons, as well Spiritual as Temporal, all their free Liberties and free Customs, which they have had in time passed. And all these Customs and Liberties aforesaid, which We have granted to be holden within this our Realm, as much as appertaineth to Us and our Heirs, we shall observe; and all Men of this our Realm, as well Spiritual as Temporal, as much as in them is, shall observe the same against all Persons, in like wise. And for this our Gift and Grant of these Liberties, and of other contained in our Charter of Liberties of our Forest, the Archbishops, Bishops, Abbots, Priors, Earls, Barons, Knights, Freeholders, and other our Subjects, have given unto Us the Fifteenth Part of all their Moveables. And We have granted unto them on the other part, that neither We nor our Heirs shall procure or do any thing whereby the Liberties in this Charter contained shall be infringed or broken. And if any thing be procured by any person contrary to the premises, it shall be had of no force nor effect.
… (Magna Carta, Closing Text: General Saving. Observance of these Liberties. Subsidy, in respect of this Charter and Charter of the Forest)

Judicial Protection

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

(1) A court or tribunal determining a question which has arisen in connection with a Convention right9 must take into account any—
(a) judgment, decision, declaration or advisory opinion of the European Court of Human Rights,
(b) opinion of the Commission given in a report adopted under Article 31 of the Convention,
(c) decision of the Commission in connection with Article 26 or 27(2) of the Convention, or
(d) decision of the Committee of Ministers taken under Article 46 of the Convention,
whenever made or given, so far as, in the opinion of the court or tribunal, it is relevant to the proceedings in which that question has arisen.
… (Human Rights Act 1998, Sec. 2)

Judicial Protection

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, English

(1) So far as it is possible to do so, primary legislation and subordinate legislation must be read and given effect in a way which is compatible with the Convention rights.
  (2)This section—
(a) applies to primary legislation and subordinate legislation whenever enacted;
(b) does not affect the validity, continuing operation or enforcement of any incompatible primary legislation; and
(c) does not affect the validity, continuing operation or enforcement of any incompatible subordinate legislation if (disregarding any possibility of revocation) primary legislation prevents removal of the incompatibility. (Human Rights Act 1998, Sec. 3)