Human rights drama: ‘Bringing rights home!’

Bringing rights home! is a play showing how an elderly couple benefit from the Human Rights Act. It is a free resource for use in promoting or providing training on the Act.

The theme of the play is how the Human Rights Act can be of use in situations that any of us could face. Although fictitious, it is inspired by a true story.

The play was written by Debora Singer to raise awareness of the positive side of human rights in the UK. It was inspired by the real story of Mr and Mrs Driscoll, an elderly married couple separated when one of them needed residential care.

The play was first performed during the British Institute of Human Rights (BIHR) human rights tour in London in December where it was very well received, with participants commenting that it was moving, powerful and informative.

‘I loved the film – it is excellent.’ (Professor Francesca Klug OBE, Director of the Human Rights Futures Project, LSE)

video performance of the play lasting 22 minutes is available on YouTube.