Human rights in the UK

This memorandum by the Home Office explains that - unlike the US Constitution, which protects the rights of citizens in the United States - human rights in Britain are not protected by a specific document. There have been calls in Britain for a modern 'Bill of Rights', a constitutional device to safeguard civil liberties. However, in this memorandum, the Home Office argues that there is greater protection in leaving such rights undefined.
Catalogue reference: HO 376/109 (1965)

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