Habeas corpus

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Habeas corpus is a recourse in law through which a person can report an unlawful detention to a court and request that the court order the custodian of the person, usually a prison official, to bring the prisoner to court, to determine whether the detention is lawful.[1]


Although established for hundreds of years, habeas corpus is increasingly disregarded under the pretext of the "war on terror", which in the US at least now allows de jure indefinite detention.

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  1. Larson, Aaron (24 July 2016). "What is Habeas Corpus". ExpertLaw. Retrieved 1 May 2017.Page Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css must have content model "Sanitized CSS" for TemplateStyles (current model is "Scribunto").

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