All Fall Down by Matthew Condon

By Matthew Condon

Carrying on with on from the bestselling actual crime tales Three Crooked Kings and Jacks and Jokers, All Fall Down follows Terry Lewis as he turns into police commissioner and the period of corruption on the maximum degrees of the police and executive is going on. because the Queensland police develop into extra attached with their corrupt colleagues in Sydney, the period of heavy medications and crime additionally starts. Tony Murphy and Glen Hallahan, of the unique “crooked kings,” turn into extra enmeshed with “The Joke” that's run via bagman Jack Herbert. All Fall Down introduces new characters, extra notable habit open air the legislation via the legislations, and alongside how it charts the meteoric upward thrust of police commissioner Terry Lewis. yet with the arriving of the Fitzgerald Inquiry within the past due Nineteen Eighties, many will fall—and it’s no longer consistently the folk who may still. once more award-winning journalist and novelist Matthew Condon has drawn from remarkable entry to Terry Lewis, in addition to thousands of interviews with key gamers and conspirators to craft the definitive account of the rise—and staggering fall—of one guy, a complete country, and over a new release of corruption.

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64 Others were more specific, including the Council of Ministers of the European Communities, which sent a letter to United Nations Secretary-General Pe´rez de Cue´llar expressing its opinion that ‘‘the brutality of the repression and the unprecedented scale of the movement of refugees demand of us that we not content ourselves with mere words in our condemnation of the Iraqi regime’’. 66 This vision attracted even greater attention when, at the same time, the country of Yugoslavia began to disintegrate.

Instead, they believed that they could make a difference and were willing to make sacrifices and suffer – sometimes at the cost of their lives – for something beyond themselves on behalf of visions of human rights in which they truly believed. Some occupied positions of government leadership; others worked as revolutionaries. Some used their knowledge of the law; others used their skill of the street. 6 Without all of these men and women, the advancements in human rights would never have occurred.

In particular the dignity and authority of international law must be asserted by the setting up of a judicial tribunal to deal with the men responsible for the invasion of Belgian neutrality. 14 Outrage over the invasion of neutral Belgium and then of neutral Luxembourg was only intensified by subsequent reports of executions of hostages, the sacking of Louvain, U-boat sinkings of passenger ships, Zeppelin bombing attacks against cities with considerable loss of civilian life, and the forced deportation of more than 60,000 Belgian civilians for forced labour in Germany.

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