Civil Liberties<sup>1</sup>

David Feldman

in The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century

Published by British Academy

Published in print June 2004 | ISBN: 9780197263198
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734755 | DOI:

Series: British Academy Centenary Monographs

Civil Liberties1

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This chapter examines the changes in civil liberties in Great Britain during the twentieth century. It suggests that, for those 100 years, the law and practice of civil liberties have pulled in many directions at the same time. The doctrine of parliamentary supremacy gave Parliament the opportunity either to extend effective protection for rights or to interfere with them more extensively, and some rights, such as those derived from the idea of equality, have been advanced by Parliament.

Keywords: civil liberties; Great Britain; parliamentary supremacy; equality; Parliament

Chapter.  34570 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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