ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
1. Short title
2. Application of Act
Procedure for Compelling Persons to Appear in Court in Neighbouring States
4. Penalty for neglecting to attend when subpoenaed
5. Proof of non-attendance
6. Protection of witnesses
Procedure for Taking Evidence Required in Neighbouring States
8. Penalty for failure to attend when summoned
9. Evidence taken by means of interrogatories to be accepted in civil cases
10. Endorsement of subpoena
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]
Preliminary (ss 1-2)
This Act may be cited as the Compulsion of Witnesses 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 compl
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