What's New About the 2011 Evidence Act

15 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2012

Date Written: September 15, 2011


The new Evidence Act enacted by the Nigerian National Assembly in June 2011 appeared not to draw a lot of attention and celebration from the Nigerian public. This cannot however be a measure of the significance of the changes if any, effected by the Act on the practice of law and the administration of justice in Nigeria. Indeed, because of the fundamental role played by rules of evidence, any alteration at all in the law of evidence deserves cognizance and cannot be safely ignored. This paper attempts to examine and comment on the major changes effected by the Nigerian Evidence Act of 2011.

Keywords: Nigerian Evidence Law, Nigerian Evidence Act, 2011 Evidence Act, electronic evidence, digital evidence, Nigerian Law

JEL Classification: K4, K40, K41

Suggested Citation

Oreweme, Isaiah Eromonsele, What's New About the 2011 Evidence Act (September 15, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2111157 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2111157

Isaiah Eromonsele Oreweme (Contact Author)

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