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Tom Campbell, K.D. Ewing, and Adam Tomkins

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199606078

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.001.0001

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Lessons from the Past? Northern Ireland, Terrorism Now and Then, and the Human Rights Act

Lessons from the Past? Northern Ireland, Terrorism Now and Then, and the Human Rights Act

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(p.177) 9 Lessons from the Past? Northern Ireland, Terrorism Now and Then, and the Human Rights Act
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The Legal Protection of Human Rights
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Aileen McColgan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0009

This chapter dramatically recounts the history of civil rights violations in Northern Ireland and uses this to illustrate the continuing inability of judges to make a significant impact on civil rights outcomes. Recent responses to anti-terrorist laws and the use of torture demonstrate the same pattern of failure to intervene to prevent abuses of human rights. The fact that we are currently dealing with a repetition of the human rights situation in Northern Ireland provides little confidence in the capacity of any branch of government of civil society to avoid similar disappointments.

Keywords:   civil rights, Northern Ireland, torture, terrorism, internment, Bloody Sunday

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