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Being treated fairly by the law

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What does this mean?

It’s your right to be treated fairly by the law.

If a Garda stops you, you have the right to know why.

EXAMPLE: In Ireland, efforts are made to keep children out of detention centres. There are diversion programmes run by the Gardaí to help keep children out of trouble with the law.

Learn more about this right

  • UNCRC, Article 24: It’s your right to have the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to help you stay well.
  • Under the Water Services Act 2013, It’s your right that your clean water is checked by Irish Water.