In December 1920 the Irish War of Independence hung in the balance.
The response of the government at Westminster was a declaration of Martial Law in the south and west of the country, placing the courts and civil authorities under the control of the army and converting a number of non-capital charges into offenses punishable by death.
The army then set up its own courts to bring to trial and punish those who contravened martial law. This book provides a dispassionate account of the historical context. The trials before the upper tier of the Military Court are recounted and the legal challenges analysed.
The Trial of Civilians by Military Courts Ireland 1921
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