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Should we scrap the oath, asks Mark Solon

A proposal to scrap the oath on the Bible or other holy book in court, replacing it with a secular promise for all, was discarded by the Magistrates Association last month. The proposer, magistrate Ian Abrahams, thought that it might lead to better evidence and better justice, and said that some people were confused by the difference between swearing and affirming.

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This article was first published in New Law Journal on 7th November and is reproduced by kind permission.

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