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Habeas corpus et Rule of law en Angleterre, vers 1885-1914‪

Lobban, Michael (2014) Habeas corpus et Rule of law en Angleterre, vers 1885-1914‪. Revue d’histoire du XIXe siècle, 48 (1). pp. 77-91.

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This article explores understandings of the notion of the ‘rule of law’ in late Victorian and Edwardian England, by examining the use of the writ of habeas corpus, the famous ‘writ of liberty’ used to free people who were illegally detained. Three different kinds of cases are explored, involving English litigants, European political prisoners resisting extradition, and African chiefs detained by the colonial authorities for political reasons. A study of these cases shows that the judges’ understanding of how to apply the rule of law varied significantly according to context.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Cairn
Divisions: Law
Subjects: K Law > KD England and Wales
Date Deposited: 16 Apr 2015 10:02
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2021 19:03

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