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Published:
November 2005
ISBN:
1-85182-836-2
Price:
55/55/$55 hbk

The law of Habeas corpus in Ireland: the history, scope of review and practice under Article 40.4.2 of the Irish Constitution

KEVIN COSTELLO

This study of the law and practice of the enquiry under Article 40.4.2 of the Constitution describes the evolution of the habeas corpus remedy in Ireland from the Elizabethan era to the enactment of Article 40.4. It analyzes the scope of the judicial enquiry under Article 40.4.2. It describes the operation of the remedy in three contexts in which it now functions: detention in the course of the criminal prosecution, administrative detention under the immigration and mental health codes, and detention incidental to civil litigation.

Kevin Costello is a lecturer in the faculty of law, University College Dublin.

240pp November 2005