Human Rights in Northern Ireland

  • L. J. Macfarlane


Northern Ireland was born in 1920 out of violence and civil strife, and violence and civil strife have punctuated its 65 years of existence. But during the relatively quiet years from 1923 to 1968 what went on in the Province passed largely unnoticed in British political circles, except on those few occasions when violence spilled over into mainland Britain. But since 1968 violence and unrest on a fearful scale have brought the question of Northern Ireland to the attention of successive frustrated British governments and of an increasingly bewildered British public.


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© L. J. Macfarlane 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. J. Macfarlane
    • 1
  1. 1.St John’s CollegeOxfordUK

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