To read a lot of the media comment about "human rights" - (yuman rights - as I have noticed some media commentators putting it) - you would think they were altogether a terribly bad thing. After all, they can stop government and all sorts of big brothers walking all over you and yours!!! Can't have that - can we? Good read about this at The Defence Brief blog. Well said, sir.
Of course, you might need a spot of legal aid and an expert lawyer if you are to be able to make sure that those rights are meaningful.
For more about the European Convention on Human Rights see Council of Europe.