Definition of Judges' Rules in English:

Judges' Rules

plural noun

English Law
  • Rules regarding the admissibility of an accused's statements as evidence.

    • ‘Much the most cogent evidence was Mr Hussain's own admissions obtained in breach of the Judges' Rules.’
    • ‘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.’