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18 Jul 2022 | Mon 17:31
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
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President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih
President ratifies the Evidence Act
President Solih ratified the Evidence Act on Monday
Upon ratification, the bill was published in the Government Gazette
The Act will come into effect six months after the act being gazetted

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has ratified the Evidence Act (Act No. 11/2022).

President Solih ratified the Evidence Act on Monday.

The Evidence Act bill was passed by the Parliament at the 22nd sitting of its second session on June 30, 2022.

The act specifies the procedures to be followed when gathering evidence in civil and criminal proceedings. The act also specifies the processes to be followed when submitting, accepting, and evaluating evidence.

Additionally, the Evidence Act specifies other evidence-related elements, such as the extent of evidence required to support a claim. One of the primary purposes of the act is to ensure the necessary evidential procedures are detailed in the form of required actions so that the right to a fair trial, as per Article 42 of the Constitution, is satisfied.

Upon ratification, the bill was published in the Government Gazette and it will come into effect six months after the act being gazetted.

Evidence Act (Act No. 11/2022) coming into force will repeal the existing Evidence Act (Act No. 24/76) and the Women’s Testimony Act (Act No. 14/72).

Last updated at: 8 months ago
Reviewed by: Fathimath Zuhaira
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