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habeas corpus

[hā′bē·əs kôr′pəs]
Etymology: L, you have the body
a right retained by all psychiatric patients that provides for the release of individuals who claim they are being deprived of their liberty and detained illegally. A hearing for this determination takes place in a court of law, where the patient's sanity may be at issue.
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Among those laws is Habeus Corpus, whereby any person arrested has to be charged and brought before a court.
She notes that the society that spawned the first terrorist constricted after his attack, and began to imprison foreigners without trial and suspend habeus corpus.
Habeus Corpus was suspended and the Bow Street Runners, the only semblance of a police force in Britain at the time, were sent out in pursuit of the hyperactive fanatic.
who we would normally be able to remove from the country but at the moment they would be able to claim habeus corpus and stop me being able to remove them.
Already persons accused of terrorism are being held without trial, an action contrary to Habeus Corpus for which act a king lost his head.