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Approaching 30-mark questions on US politics


Civil liberties and free speech

Matthew Lakin reviews challenges to civil liberties in the UK

Civil liberties are the freedoms protecting individuals from arbitrary government interference such as the freedom from arbitrary arrest. They have been established gradually throughout British history, and many trace their origins to Magna Carta (1215). Civil liberties are protected under law, and have been enshrined in statutes such as the Human Rights Act 1998.

In the twenty-first century, pressure groups have played a significant role in several civil liberties causes:

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Approaching 30-mark questions on US politics

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