Was Roger Casement's Trial a Legal Travesty?

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Title: Was Roger Casement's Trial a Legal Travesty?
Authors: Howlin, Niamh
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/9933
Date: 18-Feb-2016
Online since: 2019-04-15T07:54:12Z
Abstract: After Roger Casement's capture on Banna Strand he was brought to London. During his interrogation on Easter Monday, news of the Rising filtered through, and by the end of the week, English public opinion of Casement had plummeted. He was presumed to have been the instigator of the Rising, although in reality he had come to Ireland to try to prevent it. While their first instinct had been to try him before a court-martial, the British government ultimately opted for the public spectacle of a full civil trial. Casement, however, would have preferred a court-martial like the other rebels.
Type of material: Contribution to Newspaper/Magazine
Publisher: Irish Independent
Keywords: 1916Easter risingTrialLegal procedureRoger CasementTreason
Other versions: https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/1916/rising-perspectives/was-roger-casements-trial-a-legal-travesty-34453005.html
Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Is part of: Irish Independent 1916 Supplement Series
Appears in Collections:Law Research Collection

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