Practice Relating to Rule 99. Deprivation of Liberty
Section E. Decision on the lawfulness of deprivation of liberty
In 2004, in its initial report to the Human Rights Committee, Greece stated:
According to article 20 (1) of the Greek Constitution “every person shall be entitled to receive legal protection by the courts […]”. This right is understood to encompass the right to control by a court of the legality of the detention, irrespective of whether there is a detention pending trial, or any other kind of detention.