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March 09, 2005

A brief history of habeas corpus

A great potted history of habeas corpus: what it means, why it matters and where it came from. The reference to Magna Carta reminds me of Tony Hancock's immortal line (as written by Galton & Simpson) in the spoof of 12 Angry Men: 'Did Magna Carta die in vain?'

Link: BBC NEWS | Magazine | A brief history of habeas corpus.

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