The Human Rights (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2000, came into full effect in 2006, but, so far, the States has not provided a mechanism to help all citizens to exercise them. Moreover, until recently the States has not had a programme to inform Guernsey residents about their rights. Consequently, people’s general understanding of their rights remains poor.

Fortunately, this situation in improving, with the introduction of the “rights respecting schools” programme in all States’ schools.