5. Human Rights Act
5.1 The Environmental Health & Health Equalities Service is a public authority for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998. Environmental Health & Health Equalities staff will, therefore, apply the principles of the European Convention on Human Rights in accordance with the Act.
5.2 The Human Rights Act places everyone under a duty to interpret all legislation compatibly with the Convention Rights incorporated by the Act and requires East Devon District Council, as a public Authority, to act in accordance with the Convention Rights. Authorised Officers will, accordingly, ensure that respect for human rights is at the core of their day-to-day work. This covers all aspects of the District Council’s activities including: -
- drafting Rules and Regulations;
- internal staff and personnel issues;
- administrative procedures;
- decision making;
- policy implementation;
- interaction with members of the public.