Discrimination, based on ignorance or prejudice, has been the cause of some of the world’s most horrendous human rights abuses.
While the UK and other comparable democracies have made great strides in reducing discrimination over the last fifty years, we still have a long way to go.
Article 14 of the Human Rights Act requires that all human rights must be able to be exercised without discrimination.
This means, for example, that protection against torture does not apply only to people of certain faiths; your right to liberty does not depend on your nationality; the right to protest does not depend on your political views
Protection from discrimination is one of the most fundamental human rights without which many other rights would be meaningless.