Competence and Communication in the Alberta Evidence Act

Project Details

On occasion, a court must determine whether a proposed witness is competent to give evidence. The question arises with child witnesses, and may also arise for adults with cognitive impairment. Alberta legislation about competence has not kept pace with modern knowledge about children’s abilities, and fails to address adults with cognitive impairment. It also has a gap affecting witnesses who use alternative means of communication.

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Competence and Communication in the Alberta Evidence Act, Final Report 111

On occasion, a court must determine whether a proposed witness is competent to give evidence. The question arises with child witnesses and may also arise for adults with cognitive impairment. [...]

January 1st, 2018|Categories: Project|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Competence and Communication in the Alberta Evidence Act, Report 27

On occasion, a court must determine whether a proposed witness is competent to give evidence. The question arises with child witnesses and may also arise for adults with cognitive impairment. [...]

August 1st, 2015|Categories: Project|Tags: , , , , , |

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