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VOLUME: II
COMPULSION OF WITNESSES
CHAPTER: 14:01

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

PART I
Preliminary

1. Short title

2. Application of Act

PART II
Procedure for Compelling Persons to Appear in Court in Neighbouring States

3. Subpoenas

4. Penalty for neglecting to attend when subpoenaed

5. Proof of non-attendance

6. Protection of witnesses

PART III
Procedure for Taking Evidence Required in Neighbouring States

7. Interrogatories

8. Penalty for failure to attend when summoned

9. Evidence taken by means of interrogatories to be accepted in civil cases

PART IV
General Provisions

10. Endorsement of subpoena

11. Regulations

Proc. 13, 1898,
Proc. 11, 1906,
Cap. 9, 1948,
Cap. 9, 1959,
HCN 1, 1963,
Act 12, 1966,
L.N. 84, 1966.

An Act to make provision for compelling the attendance of persons residing in Botswana whose testimony is required in the courts of neighbouring states.

[Date of Commencement: 1st July, 1898]


Part:I Preliminary (ss 1-2)

 

1. Short title

 

This Act may be cited as the Compulsion of Witnesses Act.

 

2. Application of Act

 

Where the President is satisfied that in the event of benefits conferred by any Part of this Act being extended to requests made by the courts in any neighbouring state for any of the benefits contained in any Part of this Act, substantial reciprocity of treatment will be assured as respects compliance in that country with requests from the courts of Botswana for similar benefits in any such state, the President may, by statutory instrument, order that the Part containing the appropriate benefit shall extend to that state.