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

“Matter in issue between the defendant and the prosecution”

15.Article 8 provides that matters in issue between the defendant and the prosecution include questions of whether the defendant has a propensity to commit offences of the kind with which he is charged, or a propensity to be untruthful.

16.It helps to define terms employed in Article 6.

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