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The Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998

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Magistrates' Courts (Northern Ireland) Order 1981 (NI 26)

15.  In Article 2(3) (interpretation)—

(a)for the definition of “children or young persons” substitute the following definition—

  • “child” has the same meaning as in Article 2(2) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998;;

(b)in the definition of “summary offence”, for the words from “or young person” to “1968” substitute “, under Article 17 of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998”.

16.  In Article 24(1) (plea of guilty), for “juvenile” substitute “youth”.

17.  In Article 28(4) (power of court of summary jurisdiction to authorise taking deposition of person sick or unable to attend), for the words from “sections 61” to the end substitute “Articles 25 and 26 of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998.”.

18.  In Article 30(1) (preliminary investigation of indictable offences) for the words from “section” to “1968” substitute “Articles 28 and 29 of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998”.

19.  In Article 47(6) (remand), for sub-paragraph (b) substitute the following sub-paragraph—

(b)a juvenile justice centre order within the meaning of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998..

20.  In Article 127(8) (power to bind over) for the words from “section 76(2)” to “1968” substitute “Article 36(1) of the Criminal Justice (Children) (Northern Ireland) Order 1998”.

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