April 15, 2017

CIVIL PROCEDURE CODE OF THE STATE OF ERITREA

BOOK I – PRELIMINARY MATTERS

TITLE I – BASIC PROVISIONS

Art. 1. – Application.

(1) This Code may be cited as the Civil Procedure Code of the State of Eritrea and shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette of Eritrean Laws.

(2) The Civil Procedure Code of the State of Eritrea shall apply to all proceedings in civil and commercial disputes within the jurisdiction of the Community Courts, Regional Courts, High Court, and Supreme Court.

Art. 2. – Interpretation.

(1) In this Code, unless the context requires otherwise,

(a) “affidavit” means a statement of facts in writing lawfully sworn or affirmed as true by the affiant;

(b) “concurring opinion” means a separate opinion that expresses agreement with another opinion but for a different reason;

(c) “court” means a court established by law;

(d) “decree” means the formal expression of any preliminary or final adjudication that, so far as concerns the court expressing it, conclusively determines the rights of the parties concerning all or any of the matters in dispute in the suit;

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