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Lord Saville defends millions in fees to Bloody Sunday lawyers – Daily Telegraph

“Lord Saville of Newdigate defended the cost and length of the £200 million inquiry, which took more than 11 years, saying that it could not have been done cheaply or quickly if it was to be ‘thorough’.”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bloody Sunday inquiry: too much, too late – The Guardian

“Lord Saville could have completed his inquiry into Bloody Sunday more quickly and cheaply if he had stuck to his remit.”

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The Guardian, 17th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bloody Sunday: Prosecutors say soldiers may face perjury charges – The Guardian

“State prosecutors in Northern Ireland and England confirmed tonight that they were considering prosecuting British soldiers for perjury in the light of the Saville inquiry’s conclusion that they lied about their role on Bloody Sunday.”

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The Guardian, 16th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bloody Sunday ‘unjustified and unjustifiable’ – The Independent

“Fourteen civilians killed on Bloody Sunday died as a result of ‘unjustifiable firing’ by British soldiers, the long-awaited Saville Inquiry found today.”

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The Independent, 15th June 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Related link: Report of the Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Lawyers for Bloody Sunday families view Saville report – BBC News

“Lawyers for the families of those killed and injured on Bloody Sunday and the soldiers involved are studying Lord Saville’s report on the events.”

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BBC News, 15th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Saville inquiry: key evidence from Bloody Sunday – The Guardian

“The Bloody Sunday inquiry sat between April 1998 and January 2005. Much of the evidence was new, some contradictory. Here are some of the most significant disclosures.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bloody Sunday killings to be ruled unlawful – The Guardian

“The long-awaited report into the Bloody Sunday massacre will conclude that a number of the fatal shootings of civilians by British soldiers were unlawful killings.”

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The Guardian, 10th June 2010

Source:  www.guardian.co.uk

Lord Saville’s Bloody Sunday report is a failure of the judicial process – The Guardian

“The Bloody Sunday report, to be published by the Northern Ireland secretary on 15 June, will no doubt be welcomed by the families of those killed when British troops opened fire in Derry more than 38 years ago. But it will not be welcomed by the legal establishment, which regards Lord Saville’s inquiry into the events of 30 January 1972 as an embarrassing failure of the judicial process and the waste of a promising career.”

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The Guardian, 3rd June 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Bloody Sunday report published next month – The Independent

“The long-awaited state report on the Bloody Sunday killings in Londonderry will be published on June 15, the Government announced today.”

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The Independent, 26th May 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Northern Ireland Assembly Members Act 2010

Northern Ireland Assembly Members Act 2010 published

Full text of Act (PDF)

Source: www.opsi.gov.uk

McConkey v Simon Community Northern Ireland – WLR Daily

McConkey v Simon Community Northern Ireland [2009] UKHL 24; [2009] WLR (D) 161

“An employer in Northern Ireland could refuse to employ a person on the ground of that person having supported the use of violence for political ends connected with the affairs of Northern Ireland, even if the person had since repudiated such views.”

WLR Daily, 21st May 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

McConkey and Another v Simon Community Northern Ireland – Times Law Reports

McConkey and Another v Simon Community Northern Ireland

House of Lords

“An employer in Northern Ireland could refuse to employ a person on the ground of his having supported the use of violence for political ends connected with the affairs of Northern Ireland even if the job-seeker had since repudiated such views.”

The Times, 26th May 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

E v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and Another – Times Law Reports

E v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and Another

House of Lords

“The positive obligation imposed on the state by article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights to prevent the infliction by third parties of inhuman or degrading treatment was not unqualified and absolute. It was an obligation to do all that was reasonably to be expected to avoid a real or immediate risk to an individual once the existence of that risk was known or ought to have been known.”

The Times, 19th November 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

E v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and another (Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission intervening) – WLR Daily

E v Chief Constable of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and another (Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission intervening) [2008] UKHL 66; [2008] WLR (D) 351

“The positive obligation imposed on the state and its emanations by art 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms to prevent the infliction by third parties of inhuman or degrading treatment was not unqualified, and was an obligation to do all that was reasonably to be expected to avoid a real or immediate risk to an individual once the existence of that risk was known or ought to have been known.”

WLR Daily, 12th November 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Year’s delay for Saville report – BBC News

“The Saville Inquiry’s report into the events of Bloody Sunday will not be completed until autumn 2009, the chairman of the inquiry has revealed.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2008

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Are judges ‘cautious’ about human rights? – Daily Telegraph

“Law lord says they should boldly go where the European Court of Human Rights fears to tread, even if this will mean unmarried couples in Northern Ireland applying to adopt.”

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Daily Telegraph, 31st October 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Bloody Sunday inquiry 10 years on: £182m in costs and no end in sight – Legal Week

“The Bloody Sunday inquiry faced its 10-year anniversary this month with a scathing verdict from the profession after senior lawyers strongly criticised the inquiry for waste, having swallowed nearly £100m in legal costs.”

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Legal Week, 10th April 2008

Source: www.legalweek.com


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