Ref NoA44/5/5/1/13
TitleJan 1985 - Dec 1986
DescriptionFile of letters between Kevin Boyle and numerous others. Boyle is based at the Faculty of Law at University College Galway at this time. Correspondents include copy letter from Dean Dennis O'Driscoll, U.C.G. to Prof. Jay Blumler, Leeds regarding U.S. and European newspapers report on Human Rights Issues in Central America; MS note from Brice Dickson, University of Ulster, to Boyle, enclosing copy of correspondence as mentioned, between Dickson, Committee on the administration of Justice in Northern Ireland, Belfast, and the Northern Ireland Office, London, concerning the U.K. Government announcement that it was withdrawing its notices of derogation from the European Convention on Human Rights and the Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. (Sep 1984 - Jajn 1985) Alan Goodison, British Embassey, Dublin; Mr. Justice O'Higgins; Martin McGorry of the Democratic Socialist Party; Copy letter from Boyle to Patrick Mcantee, congratulating him on his calling to the inner bar, also discusses in detail and at length, his work with the I.A.L.T., Boyle's work, along with Bob Clarke, of the Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, legal cases and mattes such as sentencing etc.; Correspondence between Boyle and William Hutchinson, a Loyalist prisoner in Long Kesh Prison, serving a life sentence and who writes to Boyle seeking help regarding a case against conditions for 'life serving prisoners' (items 8-11); Letter from Boyle to Rex. Mackey, S.C., the Four Courts, Dublin; Alice Henkin, Columbia University, New York; Mr. Justice Ronan Keane, The Law Reform Commission, Dublin, discussing his plans for work in office; Letters between Kevin Boyle and the National University of Ireland Dining Club concerning a lecture on the Anglo-Irish Agreement; Leonard Silke, Solicitor, Galway; Letter from Boyle to Martin Ennals, London, describing his initial thoughts on the concept for 'Article 19' and adds some commentary and expresses some interest in the director's role of Article 19. (Item 31); Michael O'Boyle at the european Commission of Human Rights in Strasbourg; Letter from Peggy Walker to Boyle concerning status of unmarried mothers in Ireland (item 41) Letter to Boyle from Maurice R. O'Connell, Sept of History, Fordham University, detailing O'Connell's opinion on historic Anglo-Irish relations following his suggestion at a conference that Boyle was a "closet member of the I.R.A." (item 47) Letter from Michael O'Farrell to Kevin Boyle concerning contribution by Farrell to a Phoenix Magazine profile on Boyle. (Item 49) Mr. Justice Michael Nicholson; Mr. Justice Carswell and also many other correspondents. Also includes copy TS letter from Kevin Boyle, Professor of Law, U.C.G., to Prof. Colm O'hEocha, President, University College Galway, announcing his resignation of position of Professor of Law. (11 Mar 1988). Typed letter from Boyle to The President of University College Galway in the wake of "the furore over the [Jean Luc] Godard film blew up" and outlining his opposition to the legal stance taken by the University in response to protests against the Godard film being screened at UCG (21 Jan 1986).
DateJan 1985 - Dec 1988
FormatManuscript
Extent1 file, 60 items
Persons
CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/32Boyle; Kevin (1943-2010); Human Rights activist, barrister, lecturer.1943-2010
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