Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Book — xxiii, 429 p. ; 24 cm.
Ireland 1918-1921-- the Irish free state 1922-1925-- Northern Ireland 1921-1925.
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This is an account of the operation of emergency law in Ireland in the years 1921-25. Arguably among the most turbulent in recent Irish history, the period 1921-1925 witnessed extraordinary political change and social unrest. The response of successive governments in three jurisdictions to the threat posed by politically motivated violence was to declare states of emergency, in which the authorities were granted wide-ranging powers of arrest; people were detained without trial; and suspected terrorists were tried before specially created courts. The author offers a detailed legal analysis of the effectiveness of emergency law in Ireland, in three jurisdictions: Ireland under British rule 1918-21; the Irish free state 1922-25; and Northern Ireland 1921-25 and concludes with observations on the effectiveness of emergency laws generally in the face of terrorism. This book should be of interest to lawyers interested in constitutional law, civil liberties and law relating to terrorism; legal historians; historians of modern Ireland and military historians. (source: Nielsen Book Data)