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4. Habeas corpus

An allegedly wrongful deprivation of personal liberty may be addressed by a writ of habeas corpus ad subjiciendum, commonly known as a habeas corpus. This writ allows the Court to demand the appearance of a person who claims to be unlawfully detained and examine the legality of their detention. If the Court finds that there is no valid reason for the person's loss of liberty, they can order their release.


Habeas corpus is an exceptional remedy that is used when regular legal options are not applicable or accessible. It is granted only when there is reasonable cause shown for its issuance. While the writ is not typically used to challenge a court's denial of bail, it can be employed if someone has been excessively detained by the police without being charged.