Expert witnesses have an overriding duty to the court and the provision of clear, unbiased and reliable expert evidence is paramount in any criminal justice system.
The Brunei Darussalam Supreme Court Chief Justice Dato Seri Paduka Steven Chong said this at an online seminar between The Supreme Court of Brunei Darussalam, the British High Commission in Brunei Darussalam and the Slynn Foundation last May 22.
He also lauded the regular engagements of the three bodies which reflect excellent relationships between the two judiciaries and “promote the Rule of Law.”
The seminar delivered by the Honourable Justice Jeremy Baker titled ‘The Use of Expert Witnesses in Criminal Cases’, was also attended by The British High Commissioner John Virgoe, Chairman of the Slynn Foundation the Right Honourable Sir Stephen Irwin, members of the Judiciary, the Attorney General’s Chambers, Law Society, Syariah Courts, Judge Advocate General’s Office, Prime Minister’s Office and Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University (UNISSA).
More details on Friday’s Borneo Bulletin