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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Restrictions on reporting

51.Article 30 contains a general prohibition on the reporting of appeals arising under this Part of the Order, whilst giving the judge, the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords respectively, power to lift the reporting restriction either completely or to a certain extent. The prohibition is qualified by providing that the restriction ends at the conclusion of the trial and does not apply to various matters including details of the court, the defendant, witnesses, legal representatives and the offences at issue.

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