285. Detention after conviction.

A person may be deprived of his liberty1 if he is lawfully2 detained after conviction by a competent court3. The lawfulness condition here is equivalent to the general requirement that detention be 'in accordance with the law'4. Therefore where detention is, or has become, arbitrary or disproportionate it will be in breach of the provision allowing detention after conviction5 as well as of the broader condition of 'lawfulness'6. The Court is not, however, empowered to review the propriety of a conviction or sentence passed by a competent court which has jurisdiction to try the case, is independent of the