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Human rights practice is a balancing act

Things to think about before you act:

Is the action:

  • Necessary
  • Pursuing a legitimate aim
  • Legal
  • Proportionate
  • Who may have interests?
  • Consider all angles
  • Law is a living instrument – have there been changes since you last considered the issue?
  • Can / is someone else dealing with the issue?
  • What does your evidence tell you?
  • What is your organisational vision / mission / purpose? (does what you’re considering fit with this)
  • What are your current priorities? (does what you’re considering fit with this)
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