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DescriptionFile of manuscript and typescript letters relating to the case of Farrell Vs. United Kingdom which was heard at the European Court of Human Rights and also [domstically under the heading of Farrell Vs. Ministry of Defence]. Correspondence is between Kevin Boyle, Richard Furguson, QC, Kiean Connolly (Legal team for Olive Farrell) Letters incude details such as from Kevin Boyle to S.C. Connolly & Co, Newry, seeking case reports from teh domestic hearing of Farrell case to move proceedings to the European Court of Human Rights (2 Apr 1980) Letter is headed Farrell Vs. Ministry of Defence; Letter quoting from Olive Farrell confirming her wishes to "Take proceedings before the European Commission of Human Rights. I authorise Connolly & Co. and K. Boyle, B.L. to represent me..." (26 May 1980), letter from H. Kruger, Secretary to the European Commission of Human Rights, Re. notification to be given to the British Government on case proceedings (7 May 1981) Letter from J. Raymond, Deputy Secretary to the European Commission of Human Rights, to Kevin Boyle, inviting the parties to make oral explanations on the admissibility and merits of the campaign. (28 Jul 1982) Detailed letter from Boyle to Richard (Dick) Ferguson, outlining that Ferguson should be Senior Lawyer, Boyle the Junior Lawyer with "Kieran instructing us" and continuing to discuss in detail the plan and procedure for presenting the Farrell case at Strasbourg. (7 Sep 1982) TS letter from Boyle to Dr. Leonard Leigh discussing aspects of the Farrell Vs. U.K. case, points within Boyle's intended case argument and seeking advice and comment from Leigh (6 Oct 1982) Letter fom Boyle to Prof. D.S. Greer, Queen's University Belfast, discussing Greer's recent article on military operations and seeking clarification on points made which may have interest for Boyle in this case (21 Oct 1982) Telegram from Burt Lockwood, Cincinnati, to Kevin Boyle, "Congratulations, please advise on how we should proceed" (16 Nov 1982) Letters between Boyle, Kieran Connolly, Richard Ferguson and H. Kruger dated between 21 July and 20 Sep 1983 discuss the possibility of a settlement in the case; TS letter from Boyle to Ferguson, detailed thoughts on the proposed settlement in the case, "It is clear the government wants to settle", and discusses the possible scenarios in the event of a settlement and in turning down a settlement by Farrell. (27 Sep 1983)
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CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/32Boyle; Kevin (1943-2010); Human Rights activist, barrister, lecturer.1943-2010
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