plural nounEnglish Law
Rules regarding the admissibility of an accused’s statements as evidence.
- 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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