172. Appeals.

In any proceedings upon application for habeas corpus, whether civil or criminal, an appeal lies against an order for the release of the person restrained as well as against the refusal of such an order1.

The distinction between civil and criminal habeas corpus proceedings is particularly important on the question of appeals. In a civil cause or matter, an appeal lies2 without permission to the Court of Appeal from any decision of the High Court. On the other hand, in a criminal cause or matter3, an appeal lies from a decision of the High Court to the Supreme Court, subject