Robert Buckland analyses changes in the codes of practice of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and recent case law

Codes of practice

My warning last year about the likelihood of further changes to the Codes of Practice ((2006) 150 SJ 359, 24.03.06) has proved prescient. The coming into force of ss 23 to 25, 37(5) and the last part of Sched 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on 17 July 2006 resulted in the introduction of new Code H by way of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE) 1984 (Code of Practice C and Code of Practice H) Order 2006 (SI no 1938). Code H deals with the detention, treatment and questioning by police officers of persons arrested pursuant to s 41 and Sched 8 of the Terrorism Act 2000. All reference to s 41 arrests has been removed from Code C. New Code H and revised Code C came into force on 25 July 200...

Jean-Yves Gilg
Editor
Solicitors Journal

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