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Criminal Justice (Committal Reform) Act (Northern Ireland) 2022

Final provisions

Section 5: Commencement and transitional provisions, etc.

Section 5 provides that the provisions relating to the abolition of oral evidence from the traditional committal process, and direct committal will not apply to proceedings instituted before the Department has commenced the relevant provisions of the Act. Paragraph 4 of Schedule 8 to the Justice Act (Northern Ireland) 2015 provides further definition as to when proceedings are instituted for that purpose.

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