Definition of Judges' Rules in English:

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Judges' Rules

plural noun

English Law
Rules regarding the admissibility of an accused’s statements as evidence.
Example sentences
  • This section abrogates the common law principle, historically enshrined in the Judges' Rules, that only a defendant's voluntary statements can be relied on in a criminal trial.
  • The manner in which the Appellant was detained and interviewed resulted in serious and significant breaches of the Judges' Rules and other protections which the appellant should have enjoyed.
  • The Commission places the reliability of the confession at the final interview, and the issue of possible breaches of the Judges' Rules, in a quite different light.

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