Internment and Detention Without Trial in Northern Ireland 1971–1975: Ministerial Policy and Practice


  • R. J. Spjut

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    • Lecturer, University of Kent at Canterbury. The writer wishes to express his appreciation to Viscount Whitelaw and Mr. Merlyn Rees for agreeing to the interviews and for permission to quote extracts from the interviews in this article. The writer also expresses his appreciation to the Northern Ireland Office for kindly providing the information contained in the appendix. The views expressed in the text are those of the writer and are not necessarily shared by those who kindly helped in the preparation of this article.