The rights in Articles 8 to 11 may be qualified where that is
necessary to achieve an important objective.
The precise objectives in each Article which allow limitations
vary, but they include things like protecting public health or
safety, preventing crime, and protecting the rights of others.
Human Rights Act
RIGHT TO RESPECT FOR PRIVATE AND FAMILY LIFE
You have the right to respect for your private and family life,
your home and your correspondence. This right can only be
restricted in specified circumstances.
FREEDOM OF THOUGHT, CONSCIENCE AND RELIGION
You are free to hold a broad range of views, beliefs and
thoughts, as well as religious faith. Limitations are permitted
only in specified circumstances.
FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION
You have the right to hold opinions and express your views on
your own or in a group. This applies even if they are unpopular
or disturbing. This right can only be restricted in specified
FREEDOM OF ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATION
You have the right to assemble with other people in a peaceful
way. You also have the right to associate with other people,
which can include the right to form a trade union. These rights
may be restricted only in specified circumstances.
RIGHT TO MARRY
Men and women have the right to marry and start a family.
The national law will still govern how and at what age this can