DRAFT CONSTITUTION OF THE IRISH FREE STATE

SECTION I.—FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

Article 6

From The Irish Constitution Explained by Darrell Figgis 1922

The liberty of the person is inviolable, and no person shall be deprived of his liberty except in accordance with law. Upon complaint made by or on behalf of anv person that he is being unlawfully detained, the High Court/Ard Chuirt and any and every judge thereof shall forthwith enquire into the same and may make an order requiring the person in whose custody such person shall be detained to produce the body of the person so detained before such Court or Judge without delay and to certify in writing as to the cause of the detention and such Court or Judge shall thereupon order the release of such person unless satisfied that he is being detained in accordance with the law.

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