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   1.   Appointment of practising advocates as commissioners for oaths.

   2.   Every commissioner for oaths on appointment to sign a roll.

   3.   Magistrates and registrar to have, virtute officii, powers of a commissioner for oaths.

   4.   Powers of a commissioner for oaths.

   5.   Particulars to be stated in jurat or attestation clause.

   6.   Penalty for unlawfully practising.

   7.   Rules.

      Schedule   Commissioner for Oaths Rules.


Commencement: 23 November, 1950.

   An Act to consolidate the law relating to commissioners for oaths.

1.   Appointment of practising advocates as commissioners for oaths.

   (1) The Chief Justice may, from time to time, by commission signed by him or her appoint persons being practising advocates who have practised as such for not less than two years in Uganda immediately prior to making any application for appointment and who are certified to be fit and proper persons by two other practising advocates to be commissioners for oaths, and may revoke any such appointment; but the power to revoke a commission shall not be exercised till the commissioner in question has been given an opportunity of being heard against any such order of revocation.

   (2) Each commission signed as provided in subsection (1) by which any commissioner for oaths shall be appointed shall bear a revenue stamp of the value of 60 shillings to be paid for by the commissioner for oaths named in the commission; but no other charge or fee shall be made or be payable in respect of the appointment or in respect of anything requisite to be done to perfect it.

   (3) After the commission shall have been duly signed and stamped as provided in subsections (1) and (2), the appointment of the person named in it as a commissioner for oaths shall be immediately published in the Gazette.

   (4) Each commission shall immediately terminate on the holder ceasing to practise as an advocate.

2.   Every commissioner for oaths on appointment to sign a roll.

   Every advocate appointed a commissioner for oaths shall, on appointment, sign a roll which shall be kept by the chief registrar of the High Court.

3.   Magistrates and registrar

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