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Autres pays, autres moeurs

The Associated Press reports that victims of Northern Ireland's deadliest bombing began Monday their lawsuit against five alleged leaders of the Irish Republican Army. The lawsuit, seven years in the making, seeks at least 10 million pounds ($20 million) in damages. "It represents the first time in legal history that victims of Northern Ireland terrorism have sought justice through a civil action", reports AP.

Think about that! How many suits would there have been if the IRA bombings had taken place stateside? Too many, I can hear readings thinking. But one is surely too few, as well. Perhaps as in all good things there is a moderation that both we and the Brits can emulate. [Sorry for calling the Irish Brits...]

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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