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OATHS AND AFFIRMATIONS ACT 1984 - SECT 24

Oath or affirmation for purposes of foreign tribunal

    (1)     Subject to this section, a person appointed by a foreign tribunal to take evidence in the ACT for that tribunal may administer an oath or affirmation in the ACT for the purpose of taking that evidence.

    (2)     Where an oath or affirmation to be administered under subsection (1) relates to evidence to be taken for a foreign tribunal other than a court or a judge, the oath or affirmation shall not be administered without the consent of the Minister.

    (3)     Nothing in this section authorises a person to administer an oath or affirmation in connection with criminal proceedings.

    (4)     In this section:

"foreign tribunal" means a person or body authorised by a law of a place outside the ACT to take or receive evidence in that place.



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