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Human rights and NDTi

At the heart of everything we stand for and do at NDTi is our commitment to uphold, protect, and promote people’s human rights.

Our vision of a world where everyone matters and our mission to enable people at risk of exclusion due to age or disability to live the life they choose, is founded on and a direct reflection of human rights.

We believe that people’s human rights are a non-negotiable, they are enshrined in law and provide the basis of inclusion and equal lives. They also provide the legal basis for people to be able to challenge the way in which they and everyone are treated. In simple terms, Human rights make sure that people are:

  • Treated with dignity
  • Treated with respect
  • Treated fairly
  • Listened to and have a say over their lives

Sadly, we still see abuse and breaches of human rights, with individuals abused in the most horrific ways, their lives disrespected, stripped of their right to liberty and degraded in the most inhuman ways. In our work with people, we think these are the rights we hear are often challenged or breached:

  • Right to life
  • Right not to be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading way
  • Right to liberty
  • Right to respect for private and family life, home, and correspondence
  • Right to freedom of thought, conscience, and religion
  • Right to freedom of expression
  • Right not to be discriminated against in relation to any of your human rights
  • Right to education

We know it’s not always easy to understand your rights, and working them out can often be confusing. If you want or need to find out if you’re experiencing or dealing with a human rights issue, the British Institute of Human Rights has created the Get Informed information hub to help you. This also includes an Easy Read hub.

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