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Legal Rights and Legislation

When it is stated that you have a 'legal' right about something, the word legal in its common usage means that it is a right or regulation that has been activated by an authorized legal entity.

The information in this section overviews the most important civil rights and how they differ, in some ways, to the basic human rights for people living in United Kingdom.

What are Your Legal Rights about in UK?

The United Kingdom parliamentary system is the principle organization used for empowering legal rights to - or for - someone or something.

Legally Enforced Rights - or legally empowered - include several basic types of law, both civil and criminal law.

Each have their own series of legal rights which have been bestowed by a legitimate law making organisation.

There are many other 'rights' which have been 'developed' into laws of rights, such as Human Rights and Natural Rights. These have generally 'evolved' – rather than been empowered in the first instance by law makers.

Rights and Legislation Guide

Citizenship Rights

The citizens of Great Britain form a working society that live among each other within a nation. Find out how British citizenship rules work for living life in the United Kingdom.


Community Rules

For you to have a 'Legal Right' regarding any of the UK-wide community laws, often as a result of Common Law, it will have to have been empowered by one of the lawmaking legal systems.


Compensation Claims

There are many reasons why citizens get financial rewards and awards. The section explains how to claim compensation for a loss, damage caused, or an injury suffered.


Courts and Sentencing

A page listing the circumstances for going to Court in England and Wales. There is extra information on Court Appeals and Tribunals.

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Crime and Punishments

There are many different types of crime and illegal activities in the United Kingdom. Find out how to report crime and where to get support.


Death and Bereavement

There are many things to deal with when someone dies. The section provides help and advice on death and bereavement with a list of the most important tasks.


Environment Issues

Planet Earth needs effective and sustainable environmental resource management. The section lists the topics which relate human activities with our environment and countryside.

Note: The information covers how society impacts the wildlife, biodiversity, and landscape in the United Kingdom.


Flags and Flag Flying Protocol

Patriotic Britons fly flags at their homes and on vehicles to express joy and pride. Even so, you must follow UK flag laws to avoid breaking British flag flying regulations.


Flying Rules in United Kingdom

Airline and flight regulation laws include the most rigorous and demanding restrictions that we encounter on air flights across British skies and beyond.

Note: Check how jetting around the country, traveling from point A to point B, we must comply with flight safety checks and international CAA aviation standards.


Governmental Services

The government website merges all its departments, public bodies, and many agencies. The section lists the most important government services and information topics.


History of British Law

A guide to the ancient and modern history of the United Kingdom. The UK encompasses England, Wales, Scotland, and the northeastern part of the island of Ireland.

Note: The political union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland became a unified sovereign state in 1707. A united kingdom which is now called Great Britain.


Police and Policing

The British legal system grants certain established powers to police forces and police officers. All UK police forces have the legal authority to execute their policing policies.


Prison Regulations

This guide explains the process for prisons and prison sentences in the United Kingdom. There is further information about probation and getting support for the families of prisoners.


Legal Rights and Legislation in United Kingdom

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