• Chapter 6: Chapter 6: Administration of Oaths & False Evidence

    • 81. Administration of oaths

      Every Court, judicial office holder, officer of the Courts, or such other person now or hereafter having by law authority to hear, receive and examine evidence, is empowered to administer an oath to all such witnesses as are legally called before them respectively.

    • 82. Taking evidence for foreign civil proceedings

      (1) Any person appointed by a court or other judicial authority of any foreign state shall have the power to administer oaths in the Abu Dhabi Global Market for the purpose of taking evidence for use in civil proceedings carried on under the law of that country or territory.
      (2) A statement made by a person lawfully sworn in the Abu Dhabi Global Market for the purposes of a judicial proceeding in a court or tribunal of any foreign state shall, for the purposes of this Part 5, be treated as a statement made in a judicial proceeding in the Abu Dhabi Global Market.
      (3) The expression "judicial proceeding" includes a proceeding before any court, tribunal or person having by law the power to hear, receive and examine evidence on oath, whether in the Abu Dhabi Global Market or elsewhere.

    • 83. False Evidence

      (1) If any person lawfully sworn as a witness or as an interpreter in a judicial proceeding wilfully makes a statement material in that proceeding, which he knows to be false or does not believe to be true, he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding level 8 on the standard fines scale.
      (2) Where a statement, made for the purposes of a judicial proceeding, is not made before the Court or tribunal itself, but is made on oath before a person authorised by law to administer an oath to the person making the statement, and to record or authenticate the statement, it shall, for the purposes of this section, be treated as having been made in a judicial proceeding.
      (3) The question whether a statement on was material is a question of law to be determined by the Court.

    • 84. False unsworn statement under section 75

      If any person, in giving any evidence (either orally or in writing) otherwise than on oath, where required to do so by an order under section 75, makes a statement —

      (a) which he knows to be false in a material aspect; or
      (b) which is false in a material aspect and which he does not believe to be true,

      he shall be liable to a fine not exceeding level 6 on the standard fines scale.

    • 85. False statutory declarations and other false statements without oath

      If any person knowingly and wilfully makes (otherwise than on oath) a statement false in a material particular, and the statement is made —

      (a) in a statutory declaration; or
      (b) in an abstract, account, balance sheet, book, certificate, declaration, entry, estimate, inventory, notice, report, return, or other document which he is authorised or required to make, attest, or verify, by any ADGM enactment for the time being in force; or
      (c) in any oral declaration or oral answer which he is required to make by, under, or in pursuance of any ADGM enactment for the time being in force,

      he shall be in contravention of these Regulations and shall be liable to a fine not exceeding level 7 on the standard fines scale.

    • 86. Aiders, abettors, bribers, etc.

      Every person who aids, abets, counsels, procures, bribes or otherwise induces another person to give false evidence shall be punished as if he was the one giving the false evidence himself and shall be liable for a fine not exceeding level 8 on the standard fines scale.