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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Introduction

1.This Order is made under the Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c. 1) and the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (c. 44) (“the 2003 Act”). It is made under the negative resolution procedure. Part II amends the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 (“PACE”). Part III provides for the use of live links in certain criminal proceedings. Part IV provides a right for the prosecution to appeal to the Court of Appeal in trials on indictment.

2.This Explanatory Memorandum has been prepared by the Northern Ireland Office in order to assist the reader in understanding the Order. It does not form part of the Order.

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