|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)