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burden of proof

A UK term of art used in fitness to practice proceedings, which places the onus (burden) on the prosecution to prove their case.

burden of proof,

n in criminal cases, the task of the prosecuting officers to demonstrate the
actus reus and
mens rea of the crime; in litigation, to lay out the facts of the case. See also actus reus and mens rea.

burden of proof,

n in a legal proceeding, the duty to prove a fact or facts in dispute.
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There are three burdens of proof generally recognized as available to a deciding authority when determining guilt: preponderance of the evidence, clear and convincing evidence, and beyond a reasonable doubt.
It is arguable that requiring a finding of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt as the burden of proof in all nonjudicial punishment scenarios is impractical since the separate services have varying degrees of interest in different burdens of proof.
The use of different burdens of proof by the separate military branches raises serious concerns about Article 15 proceedings.