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Name: Evidence Act, 2003 (No. 5 of 2003).
Country: Kiribati
Subject(s): Criminal and penal law
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 2003-12-19
Entry into force:
ISN: KIR-2003-L-84054
Bibliography: Act on-line Act on-line PacLII, University of the South Pacific PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-07-05)
Abstract/Citation: There is a need for an up to date Evidence Act for Kiribati, because the present evidence law is stuck with the pre 1961 U K law. There has been significant progress in legal thinking about admissible evidence; there have been remarkable advances in copying, computer and telecommunications technology; new attitudes have developed about the reliability of the word of young people and women; new social circumstances have produced different kinds of anti-social behaviour. All of these changes since 1961 require new kinds of rules for the admission of evidence in Courts. The U K has modernised its statutory evidence law, but these changes do not affect Kiribati law because the date of receipt of U K law here is 1961.

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