Where a person exercises his right to have the lawfulness of his detention reviewed1 his right to have the matter 'decided speedily' signifies a less exacting timescale than the requirement of promptness under the provisions affording protection to persons detained so as to prevent offence or flight2. Time runs from the moment the proceedings are commenced3 or, where domestic law requires a prior administrative decision, from when a complaint is made to the administrative authorities and ends when the determination as to lawfulness is made
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