Criminal Evidence Act, 1992


Competence and Compellability of Spouses and Former Spouses to give Evidence

Definitions (Part IV).

20.—In this Part—

“decree of judicial separation” includes a decree of divorce a mensa et thoro or any decree made by a court outside the State and recognised in the State as having the like effect;

“former spouse” includes a person who, in respect of his marriage to an accused—

(a) has been granted a decree of judicial separation, or

(b) has entered into a separation agreement;

“separation agreement” means an agreement in writing which provides for the spouses concerned living separately and apart from each other.