Ref NoA44/6/22/1
Title1986 Correspondence
DescriptionFile of letters between members of Article staff and Board and numerous other groups and individuals. Correspondants include Prof. Kevin Boyle, Martin Ennals; Claude Akpokavie; Mr. B Dembitzer; Katarina Tomasevski of Defence for Children International; Kevin Martin, Philip Spender of Index on Censorship; George Theiner, Editor of Index on Censorship; Friederike Knabe, Head of Centre on Censorship, London; Kieran Boothman; Sir David Goodall, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Downing Street, London; Kit Carson, Dead of Legal Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne; Ciaran O'Maolain; Douglas Gageby, Editor of the Irish Times; Maeve Doyle, Law Librarian at the Hardiman Library, University College Galway (NUI Galay) who was a colleague and friend of Boyle who writes with best wishes to Boyle and attaches a front page cutting of the Galway Advertiser with story "New Group to fight Censorship" on Article 19 and with an image of Boyle (6-9 Dec 1986) Letters include from Boyle to Kit Carson of La Trobe University, Melbourne, where Boyle was based, informing Carson of having applied for position of Article and outlining his reasons but also his position being torn between staying in Australia and contributing to an Australian Human Rights Centre (8 Apr 1986); letter of expression of interest in position of Director of Article 19, from Boyle to Martin Ennals (8 Apr 1986); Letters present also discuss the decision on a premises and base for Article 19; the Job Description advertised for the position of Director of Article 19; a letter of application and essay of interest sent by Boyle in relation to position of Director of Article 19 (Apr 1986), letters of reference in support of Boyle, including those written by David Astor (Jun 1986); the letter from the Board of Article 19 writing to Kevin Boyle confirming and offering Boyle the position of Director of Article 19; Other letters refer to Northern Ireland such as from Jim Cotton, of the Boston Commonwealth of Massachusettes, Massasoit Community College who disucsses a booklet hw wrote on the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association (NICRA) and comments on the atmosphere in 1970 and on John Hume, Bernadette Devlin, Eamon McCann, Mihael Farrell and others involved at the time (29 Dec 1986). Letter also present from Senator Mary Robinson S.C., Ranelagh, to Boyle and wishing him well in position with Article 19. (14 Nov 1986)
Date1986
Extent1 fil, 44 items
Persons
CodePersonNameDatesParallel forms of name
DS/UK/32Boyle; Kevin (1943-2010); Human Rights activist, barrister, lecturer.1943-2010
DS/UK/35Devlin; Bernadette (1947-); Member of Parliament 1969-1974, Northern Irish Political Activist1947-
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