IDIOMS

guarded rights



Example: Those rights laid down by a constitution as being guaranteed to all individuals in the society; human rights.
  At the time, persons thought that if the fledgling government designed an exclusive list of guarded rights, then whatever rights were not on the list would be compromised by the authorities.
1952, L. Ron Hubbard, Journal of Scientology Issue 4-G, Hubbard Association of Scientologists Inc., page 1
  The Loophole In Guarded Rights