habeas corpus

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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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So, if they think the arrest was illegal, other than the basis of JASIG, they should file a habeas corpus since there is no martial law in Luzon.
He pointed out that the 1987 Constitution limits the effective period of martial law and suspension of the writ of habeas corpus as one of its stringent safeguard to "deter and foreclose abuses" resulting from military rule.
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According to Jude Villero, Eastern Samar DILG Provincial Director, Cuy said that Martial Law does not suspend the operation of the Philippine Constitution, nor supplant the functioning of the civil courts or legislative assemblies even if the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus has already been suspended over the entire Mindanao region.
Habeas corpus affords us freedoms that corpus juris doesn't which deprives its citizens of their liberty.
Reading Anthony Gregory's massive tome on the development of habeas corpus from fourteenth century England through its incorporation into Common Law, and then into Article One of the US Constitution and finally, down to the Patriot Act and other more recent modifications of the "great writ," I am reminded of something that I heard as a graduate student many decades ago, when I asked a professor about reading a particularly demanding book.
Jamie Beagent, the lawyer at Leigh Day & Co representing Mr Rahmatullah, said: "Today's judgment is a resounding affirmation of the principles of habeas corpus and its importance in defending the liberty of the individual from unbridled executive power.
This history of habeas corpus provides a useful glimpse at a subject that is simultaneously a well-known, if not so well understood, element of the Anglo-American legal tradition and a matter of much contemporary concern.
Following the refusal of the executive branch to honor his writ of habeas corpus ("have the body") to produce pro-Southern Marylander John Merryman in his courtroom from his imprisonment in Fort McHenry in the early months of the US Civil War, US Chief Justice Roger Taney issued a ruling finding President Abraham Lincoln in violation of his constitutional duties, as only Congress had the power to suspend the writ.
In the wake of Boumediene, there has been a flood of litigation in which detainees seek the writ of habeas corpus challenging their detention as unlawful.
Habeas corpus refers to the release of an inmate due to unlawful detention.
An examination of habeas corpus in the Inter-American system necessarily begins with the challenge inherent in establishing the system itself.