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Synonyms for habeas corpus

a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge

the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment

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54) And the Habeas Corpus Act of 1679--originally entitled "An Act for the better Securing the Liberty of the Subject, and for Prevention of Imprisonments beyond the Seas"--protected "any person .
The famous Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, "the most wholesome law," was passed not simply to placate the masses, but with the specific desire to protect members of the House of Lords from being arrested by members of the House of Commons (Duker 1980, 48-51, 56).
FEAST OF JULIUS THE VETERAN 1679: The Habeas Corpus Act, stating that nobody could be held in prison without trial, was passed.
In He delivered a lengthy opinion in 1759 stating that the Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, which glackstone described as the bulwark of English liberties, (17) provided that the writ of habeas corpus did not extend beyond England's sovereign territories.
law came by way of Parliament in the Habeas Corpus Act of 1641, created
En los miles de registros sobre los antecedentes lejanos del habeas corpus suelen aparecer desde el libelo homine exhibendo en la Roma Imperial (las personas libres retenidas injustamente por otras, habrian de ser exhibidas ante el Pretor), hasta las disposiciones inglesas de las Cartas de las Libertades y de las Libertades del Reino y de la Iglesia de principios del siglo XII; de la Carta Magna de Juan Sin Tierra de 1215 (ningun hombre libre seria detenido, preso o desposeido sin previa ley), a la Ley Inglesa de 1640 y el Habeas Corpus Act de 1679 (ampliado en 1816).
Parliamentarians who thought Clarendon had gone too far--particularly one Lord Shaftesbury--passed the Habeas Corpus Act of 1679, reestablishing a balance between an executive who must make arrests in order to keep the peace and the individual's right to challenge that arrest in court.
Finally, in 1679 Parliament passed the Habeas Corpus Act.
The documents are preceded by a chronology that begins with the passing of the Habeas Corpus Act in 1679 and ends with the London bombings in 2005.