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The Children’s Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1995


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Criminal Justice (Evidence, Etc.) (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 (NI 17)

10.  In Article 5 (principles to be followed by court in certain proceedings), in paragraph (1)(a) after head (ii) insert—

(iii)on the hearing of an application under paragraph 4 of Schedule 1 to the Children’s Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (application for dismissal of charges in certain cases involving children transferred from magistrates' court to Crown Court); or.

11.  In Article 13 (abolition of requirement of corroboration for unsworn evidence of children)—

(a)paragraph (1) shall cease to have effect;

(b)in paragraph (3) for “section 57 of the Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968” substitute “Article 3 of the Children’s Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 (competence of children as witnesses)”.

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