On 13 May 2020 the Supreme Court deliverer Judgment in the case of Gerry Adams.
The unanimous decision of the Supreme Court declared the detention of Mr Adams unlawful and that now raises the potential for many more cases of internment in the 1970’s to be scrutinised.
Our Peter Corrigan is instructed by many former internees to quash convictions and seek compensation. Speaking with the Irish News he said, “proceedings had already been issued in a number of these cases before the High Court for the unlawful deprivation of their livery and false imprisonment that resulted.” He went on to say many could be “entitled to aggravated and exemplary damages as a result of treatment they sustained whilst unlawfully interned“.
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