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Bloody Sunday and the Rule of Law in Northern Ireland

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ISBN13: 9780333722886
ISBN: 0333722884
Published: February 2000
Publisher: Palgrave Scholarly
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £42.00
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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:
Northern Ireland 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