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New rules for SA psychologists testifying in Namibia courts

Publish date: 10 September 2018
Issue Number: 790
Diary: IBA Legalbrief Africa
Category: A Matter of Justice

For as long as anyone can remember psychologists from SA, called to give expert evidence in the courts of their Namibian neighbours, have been able to do so without a problem. But no longer. As Carmel Rickard explains, in her A Matter of Justice column on the Legalbrief site, a new decision, delivered as part of what appears to be a bitterly-contested divorce dispute, has held that no psychologist may give expert evidence in court unless registered with Namibia's professional council, and that includes practitioners from SA.

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A Matter of Justice