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Criminal Cases Review (Insanity) Act 1999

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10.The Act firstly gives the Commission the power to refer the verdict of guilty but insane, following as closely as possible its existing powers to make a reference. The Act also gives the Court of Appeal the power to hear and dispose of such a reference as if it were an appeal.  These powers follow as closely as possible those that the Court of Appeal already has in respect of the verdict and finding of not guilty by reason of insanity.

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