Talk:'Bloody Sunday Inquiry' publishes report into British Army killing of activists in Northern Ireland

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Which BBC report did you intend to link? --InfantGorilla (talk) 14:16, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply



Do you intend to hold onto this until publication, and add initial reactions? If not it is almost ready to go now with the headline: Britain to publish Bloody Sunday inquiry report today --InfantGorilla (talk) 14:16, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

I am waiting for the publication and to add some reactions. Mrchris (talk) 14:26, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
OK i think it can be reviewed now. Mrchris (talk) 16:34, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply



Sorry Amgine, are you saying it should be renamed from Britain releases inquiry report into 1972 civil rights activists deaths to United Kingdom releases inquiry report into 1972 civil rights activists deaths ? Mrchris (talk) 17:26, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

I'd prefer UK to United Kingdom; it's shorter. Actually, I'd prefer Northern Ireland since that is correct and UK is wrong. Northern Ireland is one of four three jurisdictions that between them make up the UK. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:29, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Yes. Britain is a region within the United Kingdoms of Britain and Northern Ireland, which is the full official name for the country at the moment. See SG Details-B#Britain. - Amgine | t 17:30, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Ok would someone move the page, I think UK is better than Northern Ireland as it was a UK goverment inquiry rather than a Northern Irish goverment inquiry. Mrchris (talk) 17:35, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
<gestures invitingly to Blood Red Sandman> - Amgine | t 17:37, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Gimme some time to establish - with a professional - which jurisdiction this was conducted under. I'll sort it in five mins. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:39, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
This inquiry was set up before there was a devolved government in Northern Ireland? It must have been set up by the UK government. I could be wrong but it was released in the house of commons not the Northern Ireland Assembly. Could you recheck this or give some sort of reference, thanks Mrchris (talk) 17:55, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
I also don't think that police justice powers have been given to the Northern Ireland Assembly yet. Mrchris (talk) 18:07, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Referrenced to an advocate in Scotland. I would suggest the Judicature (Northern Ireland) Act 1978 would be a good alternative reference. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:14, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
Police justice powers devolved I believe in April of this year. Very recently, in any case. - Amgine | t 18:16, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
To be clear, for the title I would be happy with the more accurate House of Commons releases inquiry report into 1972 civil rights activists deaths (link) but i think UK releases inquiry report into 1972 civil rights activists deaths would be the best title. Mrchris (talk) 18:30, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
  • The Act cited does state that such will be performed in the High Court, or the Scottish Court of Session. The reason this is not split further is because High Court is the name given to different courts in both England and Wales and NI. The former has the High Court of Justice; tha latter is simply 'the High Court (of Northern Ireland).' EDIT: The full text may specify.
  • It may have been ordered by 'the UK', but such does not exist as a legal entity with very few exceptions, and therefore cannot conduct a public enquiry. A suitable jurisdiction must be picked.
  • To reply to the edit of yours that conflicted with this, you may be interested in my comment on Amgine's talk - which proposes a way of avoiding this ill-defined word 'releases' altogether. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 18:33, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
OK cool, could you move and review, thanks Mrchris (talk) 19:05, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
I'll try; I may or may not have time for a full review. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 19:10, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
  • Just a note from a Rulings of the Tribunal, "The inquisitorial procedure is alien to the concept of justice generally accepted in the United Kingdom. There are, however, exceptional cases in which such procedures must be used to preserve the purity and integrity of our public life without which a successful democracy is impossible. It is essential that on the very rare occasions when crises of public confidence occur, the evil, if it exists, shall be exposed so that it may be rooted out; or if it does not exist, the public shall be satisfied that in reality there is no substance in the prevalent rumours and suspicions by which they have been disturbed. We are satisfied that this would be difficult if not impossible without public investigation by an inquisitorial Tribunal possessing the powers conferred by the Act of 1921. Such a Tribunal is appointed by Parliament to inquire and report. The task of inquiring cannot be delegated by the Tribunal for it is the Tribunal which is appointed to inquire as well as to report." Mrchris (talk) 19:05, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
*  Done I think I redirected them all. Mrchris (talk) 19:25, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply
  • Review change - This line needs to change - "Cameron said the Saville report states those killed were innocent unarmed and that it found some of those killed or injured were clearly fleeing or going to help those injured or dying." I don't think he used the word innocent. Mrchris (talk) 19:24, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

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  • Ok I am not sure what happened here, I think some of the sources changed as the day went on, I had wrote some of the article before the report was released. I think everything is sourced now. Anyway the main changes are these --
  • I added a source and I made changes to this line: The Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association NICRA was an organisation formed in early 1967 which campaigned for civil rights for against discrimination of the Roman Catholic minority in Northern Ireland during the late 1960s and early 1970s. and had five key demands "one man, one vote", an end to gerrymandering, housing discrimination, public authority discrimination and the abolition of the B Specials police reserve. --- Source Gerry Moriarty. "A transforming moment in Irish history, 40 years on" — The Irish Times, Oct 2, 2008
  • I added 2 more lines - Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness of Sinn Fein, was "probably armed with a sub-machine gun" but did not engage in "any activity that provided any of the soldiers with any justification for opening fire". and The victims included Patrick Doherty (32), Hugh Gilmour (17), Jackie Duddy (17), John Young (17), Kevin McElhinney (17), Michael Kelly (17), Gerald Donaghey (17), William Nash (19), Michael McDaid (20), Jim Wray (22), William McKinney (27) and Bernard "Barney" McGuigan (41). John Johnston (59) died four months later.

Mrchris (talk) 23:00, 15 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

"Bloody Sunday Inquiry" publishes report into 1972 British Army killing of fourteen civil rights activists in Northern Ireland


After looking at title again, I have changed to less sanitized version . Mrchris (talk) 09:25, 16 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

'Bloody Sunday Inquiry' coverage by real news organisations


There is an interesting Guardian blog post Bloody Sunday: How the press greeted Saville's report. (Non-editor note: wikinews is not listed). Mrchris (talk) 16:27, 16 June 2010 (UTC)Reply

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