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The Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989

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Exclusion of unfair evidence

76.—(1) In any criminal proceedings the court may refuse to allow evidence on which the prosecution proposes to rely to be given if it appears to the court that, having regard to all the circumstances, including the circumstances in which the evidence was obtained, the admission of the evidence would have such an adverse effect on the fairness of the proceedings that the court ought not to admit it.

(2) Nothing in this Article shall—

(a)prejudice any rule of law requiring a court to exclude evidence; or

(b)affect, in proceedings such as are mentioned in subsection (1) of section 8 of the Northern Ireland (Emergency Provisions) Act 1978(1), the admissibility under that section of a statement made by the accused.

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