United Ireland, Human Rights and International Law

United Ireland, Human Rights and International Law

by Francis A. Boyle


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During the past three decades, Francis Boyle has dealt with some of the most difficult problems created by Britain's continued military occupation of six northeast counties in Ireland:

• Proving that the "Potato Famine” was really British genocide against the Irish;

• Britain's obligation to decolonize Northern Ireland;

• I.R.A. resistance and Joe Doherty;

• the anti-Irish U.S.-U.K. Supplementary Extradition Treaty (1986) and
U.S.-U.K. Extradition Treaty (2006); and

• the MacBride Principles on Northern Ireland; the Great Grandson of
Major John MacBride; etc.

The book concludes with a legal and human rights framework for establishing a United Ireland where all Irish can live in peace with justice for all irrespective of their differences.

This book is required reading for Irish Americans, people living in Ireland,
and the Irish Diaspora around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983353928
Publisher: Clarity Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

is a leading American expert in international law. He was responsible for drafting the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention, served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-
1992), represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Court and served as legal adviser to the
Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace negotiations in Washington, and delivered the Bertrand Russell Peace Lectures in 2007. He teaches law at University of Champaign, IL. and holds Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. both from Harvard.

Table of Contents


Proclamation of the Irish Republic, issued 24 April 1916

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 The Irish Hecatomb: The Legal Case for the Potato Famine as British Genocide 19

Chapter 2 The Decolonization of Northern Ireland 64

Chapter 3 Putting Britain's Colonial War in Ireland on Trial in the USA 89

Chapter 4 The Struggle to Free Joe Doherty 99

Chapter 5 Opposing the U.S. - U.K. Extradition Treaty 123

Chapter 6 Advocating the MacBride Principles for Northern Ireland 154

Chapter 7 Sparing Robert John MacBride 184

Chapter 8 Designing United Ireland 188

Index 197

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