Torture and Human Rights in Northern Ireland: Interrogation in Depth, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Torture and Human Rights in Northern Ireland

Interrogation in Depth, 1st Edition

By Aoife Duffy

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128 pages

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Description

This book presents a compelling and highly sophisticated politico-legal history of a particular security operation that resulted in one of the most high profile torture cases in the world. It reveals the extent to which the Ireland v. United judgment misrepresents the interrogation system that was developed and utilised in Northern Ireland. Finally the truth about the operation is presented in a comprehensive narrative; sometimes corroborating secondary literature already in the public domain, but at other times significantly debunking aphorisms, or, indeed, lies that circulated about interrogation in depth. The book sets out the theoretical reference paradigm with respect to the culture and practice of state denial often associated with torture, and uses this model to excavate the buried aspects of this most famous of torture cases. Through the lens of a single operation, conducted twice, it presents a fascinating exposé of the complicated structures of state-sponsored denial designed to hide the truth about the long-term effects of these techniques and the way in which they were authorised.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Emergency Regulations; 3. Internment 1971; 4. Interrogation in Depth; 5. Denial & Concealment; 6. Conclusion;

About the Author

Dr Aoife Duffy is Lecturer in the School of Law, University of Essex, UK;

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS015000
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HIS018000
HISTORY / Europe / Ireland
LAW013000
LAW / Civil Rights
LAW018000
LAW / Constitutional
LAW060000
LAW / Legal History
LAW075000
LAW / Public
LAW109000
LAW / Government / General
POL010000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / History & Theory
POL030000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / National