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Child Abduction Act 1984

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9Proof and admissibility of certain documents

(1)For the purposes of this Part of this Act, a document duly authenticated which purports to be—

(a)an order or other document issued by a court of the United Kingdom (other than a Scottish court) shall be sufficient evidence of any matter to which it relates;

(b)a copy of such an order or other document shall be deemed without further proof to be a true copy unless the contrary is shown, and shall be sufficient evidence of any matter to which it relates.

(2)A document is duly authenticated for the purposes of—

(a)subsection (1)(a) above if it purports to bear the seal of that court;

(b)subsection (1)(b) above if it purports to be certified by any person in his capacity as a judge, magistrate or officer of that court to be a true copy.

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