Abolishing the Diplock Courts

the case for restoring jury trial to scheduled offences in Northern Ireland
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StatementS.C. Greer, A. White.
ContributionsWhite, A.
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LC ClassificationsKDE550 .G74 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 133 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2331337M
ISBN 100900137274
LC Control Number86219170

Diplock courts were criminal courts in Northern Ireland for non-jury trial of specified serious crimes ("scheduled offences"). They were introduced by the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Actused for political and terrorism-related cases during the Troubles, and abolished by the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act Non-jury trial remains possible in Northern.

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WHITE (London: Cobden Trust, ,?) INTIMIDATION AND THE CONTROL OF CONFLICT IN NORTHERN IRELAND by JOHN DARBY (Dublin: Gill & Macmillan, ,?) For the first time since ,' when it abolished trial by jury for 'scheduled' offences in.

It seems the government marketed the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act as abolishing Dpilock courts, but the media still describe juryless courts as "Diplock courts". Since the term is a nickname and not legally defined, it's a moot point whether the changes were abolishing and adding something new as a replacement, or.

Diplock courts were criminal courts in Northern Ireland for non-jury trial of specified serious crimes ("scheduled offences"). They were introduced by the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Actused for political and terrorism-related cases during the Troubles, [1] and abolished by the Justice and Security (Northern Ireland) Act Non-jury trial remains.

The Diplock courts were a type of court established by the Government of the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland on 8 August during The right to trial by jury was suspended for certain "scheduled offences" and the court consisted of a single judge.

The courts were abolished in [1] However, the trial of Brian Shrivers and Colin Duffy for the murder of two. Diplock courts were common in Northern Ireland for crimes connected to terrorism. The number of cases heard in Diplock courts reached a peak of yearly in the mids.

With the Northern Ireland peace process that figure fell to 60 a year in the mids. The Diplock courts were a type of court established by the Government of the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland on 8 Augustin an attempt to overcome widespread jury intimidation associated with the right to trial by jury was suspended for certain "scheduled offences" and the court consisted of a single judge.

The courts were abolished in [1]. Abolishing the Diplock Courts by Stephen Greer, A. White; Intimidation and the Control of Conflict in Northern Ireland by John Darby (pp. ) Review by: Robert Spjut DOI: /   The Irish government wanted the British to reform the justice system in Northern Ireland (such as by abolishing “ Diplock courts “) before it would pass the Act.

Many in the Republic insisted that the Act should only be passed if, and when, the reforms took place. The Irish government wanted the British to reform the justice system in Northern Ireland (such as by abolishing “ Diplock courts “) before it would pass the Act.

Many in the Republic insisted that the Act should only be passed if, and when, the reforms took place. However, after the bombing, opposition to the Act dwindled and it was passed.

Although it recommended a technical change to the law on evidence relating to confessions, the review group said that abolishing Diplock courts would pose "an unacceptably high risk to the.

Lord Diplock argued that ‘it cannot be too strongly emphasized that the British constitution, though largely unwritten, is firmly based upon the separation of powers; Parliament makes the laws, the judiciary interpret them’ (Duport Steels Ltd v Sirs); in turn, Lord Mustill stressed that ‘it is a feature of the peculiarly British.

Diplock, Lord () Report of the Commission to Consider Legal Procedures to Deal with Terrorist Activities in Northern Ireland. HMSO, Cmnd HMSO, Cmnd Google ScholarCited by: 3.

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A book entitled 'Abolishing the Diplock Courts' by Steven Greer and Anthony White, published by the Cobden Trust in Britain about fifteen years ago, re the 'judicial' system in the Six Counties, makes for interesting (re-)reading, even today.

This book has been cited by the following publications. you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account. Greer, S. & White, A. Abolishing the Diplock Courts (London, ). Griffith, J. The Politics of the Judiciary (Manchester, ).Cited by: 1. A Historical Consideration of the Police and Prosecution/Courts in Northern Ireland Article in International Criminal Justice Review 16(2) September with Author: Jean Marie Mcgloin.

in Diplock courts in Northern Ireland conducted by John Jackson and Sean Doran and funded by the Leverhulme Trust, which resulted in the publication of JOHN D. JACKSON & SEAN DORAN, JUDGE WITHOUT JURY: DIPLOCK TRIALS IN THE ADVERSARY SYSTEM ().

Portions of this Article appear in a different form in that book. Wales and Queensland Courts of Appeal, 45 the Supreme Courts of New South Wales and Western Australia 46 and the New South Wales Land and Environment Court The jurisdiction to punish the scandalising offence ‘is always potentially a political’ one And indeed, courts around the Commonwealth of Nations have often used pur.

§The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (Mr. William Whitelaw) With permission, Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a statement. The Report of the Commission chaired by Lord Diplock to consider changes in the administration of justice to deal with terrorists is published today and is now available in the Vote Office.

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Abolishing the Diplock courts: the case for restoring jury trial to scheduled offences in Northern Ireland / S.C. Greer, A. White. KF G75 The grand-jury-man's oath and office explained: and the rights of English-men asserted. “The term ‘Contempt of Court’ is a generic term descriptive of conduct in relation to particular proceedings in a court of law which tends to undermine that system or to inhibit citizens from availing themselves of it for the settlement of their disputes.”This definition is given by Lord Diplock when he was giving the judgment in the Author: Diganth Raj Sehgal.

April 2, (Monday). The Civil Authorities (Special Powers) Act (Northern Ireland) is replaced by the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act abolishing the death penalty for murder in Northern Ireland and establishing the Diplock courts.; The Radio Veronica pirate radio ship is driven ashore at Scheveningen in a storm after her anchor chain snaps.

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