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The Magistrates' Courts (Human Rights Act 1998) Rules (Northern Ireland) 2000

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Proceedings in a magistrates' court

3.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), a party who intends to rely on a Convention right or rights in proceedings before a magistrates' court, shall specify—

(a)in the summons or notice of application or appeal in relation to the proceedings before the court; or

(b)in a notice in Form 1, which shall be served by ordinary first class post on each of the other parties to the proceedings and on the clerk of petty sessions for the petty sessions district for which the court acts,

details of the Convention right or rights which it is alleged have been (or would be) infringed and details of any alleged infringement.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply to any proceedings to which Part V of the Order applies.

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