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WITNESS SUMMONS (RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT) ACT.

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS.

   Section

   1.   Interpretation.

   2.   Application of the Act.

   3.   Backing of summonses.

   4.   Service of summons.

   5.   Where witness cannot be found.

   6.   Court may make order excusing attendance.

   7.   The Minister may excuse attendance.

   8.   Penalty for disobedience of summons.

CHAPTER 26
WITNESS SUMMONS (RECIPROCAL ENFORCEMENT) ACT.

Commencement: 28 March, 1969.

   An Act to provide for the enforcement of witness summonses issued by the courts of certain countries in criminal cases and for matters incidental thereto and connected therewith.

1.   Interpretation.

   (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires—

   (a)   "court" means a court of law constituted or established by or under the law of a country to which this Act applies;

   (b)   "magistrate" means a chief magistrate or a magistrate grade I;

   (c)   "summons" includes any subpoena or other process for requiring the attendance of any person to give evidence before a court or to produce any document before a court.

   (2) Where a power is conferred or a duty is imposed by this Act upon a magistrate endorsing a summons in accordance with section 3, the power may be exercised and the duty may be performed by any other magistrate having jurisdiction over the area of jurisdiction of the magistrate endorsing the summons.

2.   Application of the Act.

   Where the Minister is satisfied that reciprocal provision has been or will be made by or under the law of any country for the enforcement of a summons issued by any court in Uganda, he or she may, by statutory order, declare that this Act shall apply in the case of that country subject to such conditions, exceptions and qualifications as may be specified in the order, and this Act shall apply accordingly.

3.   Backing of summonses.

   (1) Where a summons has been issued by a court in a country to which this Act applies, requiring the attendance before that court for the purpose of giving evidence or producing any document in proceedings of a criminal nature pending before the court by a person who is or is believed to be in

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