By Dermot P. J. Walsh (auth.)
Drawing on unique learn into explosive proof which were hid for twenty-five years, this e-book bargains a devastating critique of the legit Widgery Inquiry into the bloodbath of blameless and unarmed civilians by means of British squaddies on Bloody Sunday. It exposes the Inquiry as a gross denial of justice and the rule of thumb of legislation. professional research of the subordination of legislations to safety coverage in Northern eire unearths that the Bloody Sunday adventure is a vital part of a sustained development. Belated clients for a recovery of justice and the rule of thumb of legislation are present in the nice Friday Peace contract and the extraordinary institution of a moment Tribunal of Inquiry into Bloody Sunday.
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Extra info for Bloody Sunday and the Rule of Law in Northern Ireland
There were many examples of Catholic families on the waiting list being jumped by Protestant applicants who had not been in the queue for as long and whose needs were not as urgent as those of their Catholic counterparts. Some highly publicised cases provoked fury in Catholic quarters. 31 Two homeless Catholic families were squatting in two adjacent houses. One of the families left their house and the unionist council allocated it to a single 19-year-old Protestant woman who happened to be secretary to the local council’s solicitor, who in turn happened to be a unionist parliamentary candidate.
The organisers’ attempts to proceed in defiance of the ban were thwarted by what can only be described as the brutal and indiscriminate use of batons and water cannon by the police. The message to NICRA and Catholics generally was very clear. The northern state would not tolerate public demonstrations of their grievances against the state and would resort to banning orders and brutal force to suppress them. On this occasion, however, the police excesses were captured on television and broadcast around the world.
At the southern and western borders of Northern Ireland lay an independent state which they perceived as Catholic and nationalist, and therefore as anti-Protestant and hostile to the continued existence of Northern Ireland as a separate entity. 23 They never fully trusted Britain to protect them fully against this perceived threat. Accordingly the defence of the borders and the very constitutional existence of Northern Ireland was a fundamental imperative for all unionist governments from 1922.