http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aelmX3PNQcs&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E
Human Rights Act 1998 <ul><li>Right to life – the right to have your life and the life of your family protected by the law...
<ul><li>Right not to be found guilty before proven innocent </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s2OIWHNUQs&f...
<ul><li>Right to assembly –  </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJm4OW4tSN0&feature=PlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4...
<ul><li>Right to a Nationality -  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8b9INYLon4&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E   <...
Laws in Northern Ireland <ul><li>Abortion is illegal but not in England, Wales or Scotland. </li></ul><ul><li>At 16 years ...
Part-time work <ul><li>If you are under 15 you may not work for more than 5 hours on a Saturday or non school day. You may...
Part-time work contd. <ul><li>16-17 year olds may work no more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours per week. </li></ul><ul><li>...
Equal Opportunities Form <ul><li>Asks different things about your personal life.  </li></ul><ul><li>It is an anonymous for...
Marriage <ul><li>You can change your name without marriage to anything you want if you are over 18. If you are under 18 yo...
Divorce
Home Life <ul><li>You may not leave home until you are over 18 years old </li></ul><ul><li>However, if you are a child in ...
Alcohol <ul><li>You cannot drink or buy alcohol until you are over 18. However, if you are over 14 and on private premises...
Fireworks <ul><li>Indoor fireworks and sparklers are legal </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2002, the law states that if you posses...
TV Licence <ul><li>In the UK, if you own a TV or any type of electrical equipment where you can view television (laptops, ...
More laws <ul><li>You cannot flag a taxi in Northern Ireland unless they are at a specific taxi rank in Belfast city centr...
Pets <ul><li>To be able to keep a dog, you must apply for a dog licence which costs £5 per year.  </li></ul><ul><li>There ...
Tattoos and Piercings <ul><li>To get a piercing, you must be over 16. You may also get one if you are under 16 and have pa...
Cars & Vehicles <ul><li>At the age of 14 you can drive an electric bike without a licence. </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of...
Driving Tests <ul><li>When you begin to learn to drive a car you must have a provisional licence.  </li></ul><ul><li>You m...
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  1. 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aelmX3PNQcs&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E
  2. 2. Human Rights Act 1998 <ul><li>Right to life – the right to have your life and the life of your family protected by the law - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNOD2Dnyt2k&feature=PlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E&index=2 </li></ul><ul><li>Right to not be tortured or punished inhumanly – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSOkmW6wZt8&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Right to not be a slave - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYthVsrN4aY&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Right to not be deprived of liberty/freedom (unless you have been arrested for just meaning) - </li></ul><ul><li>Right to a fair trial </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V87_IW0ZHG0&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Right not to be found guilty before proven innocent </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_s2OIWHNUQs&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Right to respect private and family life - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CDNyhR1MGVk&feature=PlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E&index=11 </li></ul><ul><li>Right to beliefs and religion - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BYkxWeJXdw&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Freedom of expression - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsmvBI1Pwmc&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Right to assembly – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJm4OW4tSN0&feature=PlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E&index=19 </li></ul><ul><li>Right to marry and raise a family - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64pU8OAiU58&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Right to education - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJAWwdrW1Do&feature=PlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E&index=25 </li></ul><ul><li>Right to free elections (democracy) - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b89KIsHXq3E&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone is equal in the eyes of the law - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow0HstMccv4&feature=PlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E&index=6 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Right to a Nationality - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8b9INYLon4&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Ownership – </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86iFvW-5rfU&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Right to Food and Shelter - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FS6vQVdMSjM&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul><ul><li>Right to a fair and free world - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zP_sP8gTgP8&feature=SeriesPlayList&p=7DC75B22549B4F2E </li></ul>
  6. 6. Laws in Northern Ireland <ul><li>Abortion is illegal but not in England, Wales or Scotland. </li></ul><ul><li>At 16 years of age you can make your own decisions about your health care </li></ul><ul><li>You can leave school at the age of 16. </li></ul><ul><li>Schools are entitled to insist that pupils wear a certain type of uniform. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers may confiscate any forbidden items from a pupil e.g. Mobile phone, jewellery. They may also report a pupil to the police if they have drugs or a weapon. </li></ul><ul><li>Hitting children in the classroom only became illegal in 1998. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Part-time work <ul><li>If you are under 15 you may not work for more than 5 hours on a Saturday or non school day. You may not work more than 27 hours a week. You will receive one hour for meals and a break every 3 hours (every 4 hours on a Saturday) </li></ul><ul><li>If you are 15 you can work no more than 7 hours on a Saturday or non school day or more than 37 hours a week. </li></ul><ul><li>No young person below school leaving age (16) may be employed before 7am or after 7pm, before the end of school hours, or for more than 2 hours on a school day, or on a Sunday. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Part-time work contd. <ul><li>16-17 year olds may work no more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours per week. </li></ul><ul><li>Whilst in employment you have the right to unfair dismissal appeal if you believe you have lost your job in unfair circumstances. </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time workers did not have the same rights as full-time workers before 1994. </li></ul><ul><li>Everyone must be paid minimum wage or above . (£3.57 per hour for under 18s, £4.83 for 18-21 year olds, £5.80 for over 22 year olds.) </li></ul>
  9. 9. Equal Opportunities Form <ul><li>Asks different things about your personal life. </li></ul><ul><li>It is an anonymous form, you do not put your name on it. It is simply a way for the company to get an even and fair balance in the work place </li></ul><ul><li>It will ask you religion, race, gender, marital status, sexuality, ethnicity, or if you have any disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a way to make sure companies do not discriminate against different people in their job advertisements. </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity Application </li></ul>
  10. 10. Marriage <ul><li>You can change your name without marriage to anything you want if you are over 18. If you are under 18 you need permission from your parents. </li></ul><ul><li>When you get married it is the woman’s choice whether or not to change to her husband’s surname. </li></ul><ul><li>You can marry if you are over 18. If you are under 18 you need parents’ permission. </li></ul><ul><li>To be married in a certain church, either the bride or groom must be a member of the church. You have to apply for a certain licence. </li></ul><ul><li>To be married in a Catholic church you must apply 3 months in advance and attend pre-marriage courses. If only one person is catholic, an application to a bishop must be made. You also must have been baptised 6 months before the wedding and not have been married before. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Divorce
  12. 12. Home Life <ul><li>You may not leave home until you are over 18 years old </li></ul><ul><li>However, if you are a child in danger in the home (due to abuse), it will go to a court hearing and the child will not be made to return. Social services will then find a safe home for the child. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are 16-17 you do normally need permission but you will not be forced to go back if you can cope by yourself. </li></ul><ul><li>To help you with moving out you can claim housing benefits if you are over 16, however if you are under 25 they are reduced and full time students cannot claim them. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Alcohol <ul><li>You cannot drink or buy alcohol until you are over 18. However, if you are over 14 and on private premises you may drink it with parents’ consent but you can’t buy it. </li></ul><ul><li>The measures you receive in bars are controlled to 35ml for spirits. There also has to be a </li></ul><ul><li>certain amount of ‘head’ on a pint </li></ul><ul><li>for it to be a legal measure </li></ul><ul><li>Pint glasses and the amount they hold </li></ul><ul><li>are also regulated. An imperial pint </li></ul><ul><li>glass should hold 568.26 millilitres. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Fireworks <ul><li>Indoor fireworks and sparklers are legal </li></ul><ul><li>Since 2002, the law states that if you possess outdoor fireworks you must hold a licence. This is because they were being used in riots. </li></ul><ul><li>For even a small private display, you must apply for a licence to the Northern Ireland Office. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are caught having fireworks without a licence, you can be fined up to £5000. (€5600) </li></ul>
  15. 15. TV Licence <ul><li>In the UK, if you own a TV or any type of electrical equipment where you can view television (laptops, mobile phones, games consoles) you must have a TV licence. </li></ul><ul><li>For a colour television it costs £142.50 per year. (€160) </li></ul><ul><li>People who are over 75 do not have to pay. </li></ul><ul><li>People who are registered blind get a 50% reduction. </li></ul><ul><li>If you live in a house where the rooms are rented separately, there must be a TV licence for every room. </li></ul>
  16. 16. More laws <ul><li>You cannot flag a taxi in Northern Ireland unless they are at a specific taxi rank in Belfast city centre. </li></ul><ul><li>Clubs, pubs, golf clubs and bars have to apply for a late licence to be able to serve alcohol until 1am. Most places are only granted a late licence on Fridays or Saturdays, other days they must stop serving alcohol between 10.30pm and 11pm. Big clubs usually get them for all days except Sunday. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Pets <ul><li>To be able to keep a dog, you must apply for a dog licence which costs £5 per year. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 which states that dogs bred for fighting (pit bull terriers and Japanese Tosa) can be destroyed if they are a danger to the public. </li></ul><ul><li>No pets can be sold to under 12 year olds. </li></ul><ul><li>You can keep prairie dogs, tigers, or monkeys (any wild animal) in Northern Ireland as pets but you must apply for a licence first. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Tattoos and Piercings <ul><li>To get a piercing, you must be over 16. You may also get one if you are under 16 and have parents’ permission. </li></ul><ul><li>You must be over 18 to get a tattoo in any circumstance. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Cars & Vehicles <ul><li>At the age of 14 you can drive an electric bike without a licence. </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 16 you can drive a moped up to 50cc, a small tractor, an invalid car or a mowing machine. You must hold a provisional licence. </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 17 you can apply for your car licence, have a motorbike of 125cc, a large tractor, a lorry and a van of up to 3.5 tons. </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 18 you can drive a van/lorry of up to 7.5 tons. </li></ul><ul><li>At the age of 21 you can hire a car and drive all types of vehicles. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Driving Tests <ul><li>When you begin to learn to drive a car you must have a provisional licence. </li></ul><ul><li>You must display ‘L’ plates in your car at all times, even when with an instructor. </li></ul><ul><li>You must take a theory test which includes 30 </li></ul><ul><li>questions and a hazard perception test. </li></ul><ul><li>Once you have passed this, you can take your practical test. If you pass this, you move onto your full licence but you will have to display ‘R’ plates (restricted driver plates) for one year. </li></ul><ul><li>R plates mean you are restricted to a speed of 45mph on motorways or dual carriageways. They must be </li></ul><ul><li>displayed correctly in the car. </li></ul>

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