New Civil Procedure Code Ratified to Enhance Efficiency and Transparency in Civil Litigation Process

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The President ratified the Civil Procedure Code (Act No: 32/2021) on 16th December 2021. This is a significant development in the legal landscape of the country, as it encompasses the rules governing civil litigation. The Code covers various aspects of the civil litigation process, including pre-trial procedures, proceedings at trial, general rules of evidence applicable to civil cases, judgments, orders, and enforcement of judgments in civil proceedings.

The primary objective of the Civil Procedure Code is to enhance the efficiency of the civil litigation process and to ensure that the cases are decided in a just and transparent manner. This is a crucial aspect of any legal system as it ensures that litigants can have confidence in the legal system and the decisions rendered by the courts. The Code aims to achieve this objective by streamlining the litigation process and making it more accessible to the general public.

Civil Procedure Code is applicable all courts overseeing civil matters. This means that all courts, including magistrate courts, civil court and appeal courts, will be bound by the provisions of the Code when adjudicating civil disputes. This is a significant development as it ensures consistency in the application of the law and reduces the scope for confusion or conflict among the courts.

Another significant feature of the Civil Procedure Code is that it lays down the rules relating to pre-trial procedures. This is an essential aspect of civil litigation as it provides the parties with an opportunity to resolve their disputes before the matter goes to trial. Pre-trial procedures can include negotiations between the parties, mediation, and arbitration. The Code aims to promote the use of these methods to resolve disputes, as it can save time and money for the parties involved.

The Civil Procedure Code also sets out the rules for proceedings at trial. This includes rules relating to the presentation of evidence, examination of witnesses, and the role of the judge in the trial.

The Civil Procedure Code will come into effect on June 16th, 2022.

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