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Explanatory Memorandum to Criminal Justice (Evidence) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Confessions

58.Article 32inserts a new Article 74A into the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 to apply the same rules to confession adduced by the co-defendant to those adduced by the prosecution under Article 74 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 – ie. the confession will not be allowed if obtained by oppression or is rendered unreliable.

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