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The Commissioner for Complaints (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Supplementary provisions in relation to proceedings under Article 16 or 17

18.—(1) For the purpose of any proceedings under Article 16 or 17—

(a)a recommendation of the Commissioner and any report of the Commissioner relating to the complaint in connection with which the recommendation is made shall, unless the contrary is proved, be accepted as evidence of the facts stated therein; and

(b)the authenticity of any such recommendation or report may be proved by production of a certificate of its authenticity signed by the Commissioner or an officer of the Commissioner.

(2) Nothing in Article 16 or 17 affects the right to bring any proceedings, whether civil or criminal, which may be brought otherwise than under those Articles.

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