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Purposes of Part

The purposes of this Part are—

        (a)     to assist the trial judge to discharge his or her duty to determine—

              (i)     the matters in issue in the trial; and

              (ii)     the directions that he or she should give to the jury; and

              (iii)     the content of those directions; and

        (b)     to ensure that legal practitioners appearing in a criminal trial discharge their duty to assist the trial judge in his or her determination of the matters referred to in paragraph (a); and

        (c)     to provide for the directions that the trial judge should give to the jury if the accused is not represented by a legal practitioner.

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