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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Appeals to the House of Lords

48.Article 27 amends the Criminal Appeal (Northern Ireland) Act 1980 to:

  • give both the prosecution and defence a right of appeal to the House of Lords from a decision by the Court of Appeal on a prosecution appeal against a ruling made under this Part of the Order; and

  • prevent the Court of Appeal from granting bail to a defendant who is appealing or applying for leave to appeal to the House of Lords from a Court of Appeal decision made under this Part of the Order. Bail will continue to be a matter for the trial court.

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