Examination of witnesses - national proceedings

Republic of Ghana

Ghana - Criminal Procedure Code 1960 (2003) EN


Section 200 Taking of Evidence of Witness before Trial.
(1) If on the application of the prosecution or the accused it appears to the District Court con preliminary hearing or trial Court that a particular witness will not be available at the trial, the Court satisfied that it would be in the interest of justice so to do, take the evidence of the witness and ca recorded. Such evidence may be read as evidence in any Court although he is not called as a witness
(2) In such case, the Court may permit the party calling the witness to make a short statement before facts which are necessary to enable the evidence of the witness to be understood and to be related t and may also permit any other witness to be called and examined for the same purpose.
(3) Unless the Court, upon hearing the applicant, decides to refuse the application, the Court sha notice of the application be served on the other party and order him to attend on a named day fo hearing.
(4) In the case of any application under this section the Court may order that the accused shall atte for the hearing of the application and on the taking of the evidence.
(5) The Court shall cause the order to be served on the accused and, if the accused is in custody, o of the prison.
(6) The order shall be a sufficient warrant to the keeper to bring him before the Court and, if the ac bail, shall be obeyed by him notwithstanding the terms of his recognizance.

Rome Statute

Article 93 Other forms of cooperation

1. States Parties shall, in accordance with the provisions of this Part and under procedures of national law, comply with requests by the Court to provide the following assistance in relation to investigations or prosecutions:

(c) The questioning of any person being investigated or prosecuted;