Human Rights

The field of human rights is extremely broad – it encompasses many different clients, circumstances and complexities. If you’re looking for a reputable, London-based lawyer to help guide you through the intricacies of human rights law, we can help you. We offer a range of human rights protection services for clients in the UK – along with other general immigration and visa application services. At Sterling & Law Associates LLP, we’ve got a strong track record of delivering great results for our clients – so no matter what your human rights quandary happens to be, rest assured that we’ll do our very best to help you.

At Sterling & Law Associates LLP, we have a specialist human rights lawyer in Ruslan Kosarenko. Mr Kosarenko is fluent in Russian and English, and has over 10 years of experience in dealing with UK asylum and the European Convention on Human Rights.

What do we do

Sterling & Law Associates LLP specialises in human rights protection, in accordance with the European Convention on Human Rights. We work with cases predominantly based on:

  • Article 3 – No Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment
  • Article 8 – Right to Respect for Private and Family Life
  • Article 12 – Right to Marry and Found a Family
  • Article 14 – No Discrimination

As you can see, our expertise in the European Convention on Human Rights is broad. This expertise allows us to cater for and serve a large range of clients on a daily basis.

Article 3 – No Torture, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment

This article determines your right to be treated fairly – this article is frequently used when appealing deportation cases to countries where torture is used. Article 3 is commonly used in order for individuals to claim asylum in the UK. Article 3 has also been used to successfully appeal against deportation on grounds that medical treatment is not available in the deportee’s country (see this case from 1997.)

Article 8 – Right to Respect for Private and Family Life

As with all of the other articles found in the European Convention on Human Rights, the points made in article 8 tend to be very broad in scope. Typically clients approach us in order for us to support them in their appeal not to be returned to their state of origin, based on the grounds that the client’s family is in the UK already. Their appeal may also be based on the fact the client has been in the UK so long, they’ve lost all bonds with their country of origin anyway.

Other aspects of article 8 that we review on a regular basis include bodily integrity, personal autonomy and sexuality. Your right to a family life will hinge on whether or not you have a family already here in the UK, and whether or not you’re married, or have children. Article 8 is a qualified right – it’s not always black and white. If you’re unsure of whether authorities have justification in order to interfere with your right under article 8, we can help you. We provide assistance and advice to a number of clients on a regular basis, ensuring their human rights afforded by article 8 are not breached.

Article 12 – Right to Marry and Found a Family

This right extends to all men and women of marriageable age. This article is rarely exercised or used in appeal cases, thanks to the comprehensiveness and broadness of article 8. In comparison to article 8, article 12 is lot thinner, but it has been used to challenge government efforts to stop sham marriages, and as part of a campaign to allow civil partnerships to be registered in UK institutions (something UK law does not permit.)

Article 14 – No Discrimination

Article 14 governs the application of the other constituent articles of the European Convention on Human Rights. Particularly, it forbids individuals being discriminated against on any of the following grounds:

  • Sex
  • Race
  • Colour
  • Language
  • Religion
  • Political or other opinion
  • National or social origin
  • Association with a national minority
  • Property
  • Birth
  • Marital status
  • Or any other status

Why us?

If you need to hire a human rights lawyer London, we’re the people that you should come to. Our human rights law firm has the personnel and experience to assist you, no matter what your problem happens to be. Here are five great reasons why you should hire us to help you:

  • We’ve got a specialist human rights lawyer in house to deal with your cases
  • Over 14 years of experience in dealing with human rights related cases
  • A strong track record of success, dealing with a range of cases including high net worth individuals
  • We can represent you at hearings and appeals
  • There’s no human rights issue too big or too small for us to address

For a reputable, reliable, human rights lawyer, look no further! Our human rights lawyers based in London are here to help you with all of your human rights, asylum and immigration cases and questions. For more information about who we are and what we can do for you.