San Diego International Law Journal


Brian P. White

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This Comment will discuss Northern Ireland's contentious Orange marching season and will review the history of Northern Ireland and its significance to the present day antagonists. It will further explore the law of Northern Ireland that is designed to protect the right to parade while preserving the public order, and consequently the related British legal machinery and its common law development. This Comment will also discuss the failure of Police Powers with respect to contentious parades in Northern Ireland, and will analyze the Parades Commission's prospects for success in diffusing sectarian animosity and violence associated with parading in Northern Ireland as its new government embarks on a long and rocky road to a permanent peace.