43. Protection of rights under statute.

A number of statutory provisions in United Kingdom law protect specified or non-specified rights, either by clearly stating that the right exists1, or by imposing a duty that ensures that the right can be exercised2. Certain specific protections arise in statutes which create general limitations on the exercise of rights, for example those concerned with police powers of arrest, detention etc: many of these protections are contained in non-statutory Codes of Practice3 but those of particular significance remain statutory, in particular the provisions governing information to be given on arrest4, time limits on police detention5, and the provisions allowing