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Bloody Sunday and the Rule of Law in Northern Ireland

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ISBN13: 9780333722879
ISBN: 0333722876
Published: June 2001
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print
Paperback edition , ISBN13 9780333722886



Drawing on research into explosive evidence which had been concealed for 25 years, this book offers a critique of the official Widgery Inquiry into the massacre of innocent and unarmed civilians by British soldiers on Bloody Sunday. It exposes the Inquiry as a gross denial of justice and the rule of law. Expert analysis of the subordination of law to security policy in Northern Ireland reveals that the Bloody Sunday experience is an integral part of a sustained pattern. Belated prospects for a restoration of justice and the rule of law are found in the Good Friday Peace Agreement and the unprecedented establishment of a second Tribunal of Inquiry into Bloody Sunday.

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Subjects:
Irish Law
Contents:
Preface - Bloody Sunday - The Road to Bloody Sunday - The Widgery Inquiry - A Flawed Report - Soldiers' Statements - The Law Governing the Use of Lethal Force - Law and Security Policy since Bloody Sunday - The Path to Justice - Index