This right is protected by Article 3 in the Human Rights Act.
In the Human Rights Act, the full name for this right is “The right to be free from inhuman and degrading treatment“. If you want to use this right you should always say “The right to be free from inhuman and degrading treatment”.
This is treatment which:
Because everybody is different, what is inhuman and degrading treatment for one person might not be inhuman and degrading for another person. It all depends on each person and how treatment affects them. Things that will be taken into consideration are:
This right protects against very serious harm. Less severe abuse which has a less serious impact is protected by the right to respect for private life.
Some examples include:
No. This right is absolute. This means it can never be lawfully taken away.