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The Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2003

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

2003 No. 323 (C. 22)

CRIMINAL EVIDENCE

The Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2003

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19th June 2003

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by Article 1(2) of the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999(1), hereby makes the following Order: –

1.  This Order may be cited as the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 (Commencement No. 1) Order 2003.

2.  The provisions of the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 “the 1999 Order” specified in the Schedule to this Order insofar as they relate to special measures directions for persons under 17 and Article 10 of the 1999 Order shall come into operation on 30th June 2003.

Paul Murphy

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

Northern Ireland Office

June 19th, 2003

Article 2

SCHEDULEPROVISIONS OF THE CRIMINAL EVIDENCE (NORTHERN IRELAND) ORDER 1999 COMING INTO FORCE ON 30th JUNE 2003.

Provisions of OrderSubject matter of Provisions
Article 1Introductory
Article 2
Article 4(1)(a)(5)Witnesses eligible for assistance
Article 6(1)(a)(2) (3) (4) (5) (insofar as it relates to Article 4(1)(a)Special measures available to eligible witnesses
Article 7 (insofar as it relates to Article 4(1)(a)Special measures directions
Article 8Further provisions about directions
Article 9 except (6) and (7)Special provisions relating to child witnesses
Article 11Screening witnesses
Article 12Evidence by live link
Article 13Evidence given in private
Article 14Removal of Wigs and Gown
Article 15Video recorded evidence in chief
Article 18Aids to communication
Article 19Status of evidence
Article 20Warning to Jury
Article 21Interpretation
Article 23(3)Child complainants and other child witnesses
Article 39(2)General and supplementary
Article 40 insofar as it relates to those provisions applying to persons under 17Minor and consequential amendments
Schedule 1, paragraph 6
Schedule 2Transitional provisions and savings
Schedule 3 the repeal of Article 81 of the Police and Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1989 except insofar as it relates to adult witnesses who will not give evidence otherwise through fear and Article 81A of that Order.Repeals

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This first commencement Order brings into operation the provisions of the Criminal Evidence (Northern Ireland) Order 1999 in so far as they relate to child witnesses.

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