Comparing protection of rights in the UK and US

Comparing Protection of Rights 

  • Both have enshrined rights, UK has Human Rights Act 1998 and US has the Bill of Rights 
  • However US is more enshrined in terms of rights, Constitution forbids harsh punishment (SC declaring guantanimo unconstitutional) whereas UK is less enshrined,Blairs terror reforms 
  • Both have loopholes to get around the protection of rights, Bush tapping phones in the early 2000s and Brown overruling SC


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