Prosecutor's Appeal on Admissibility of Evidence
, [paragraph] 15
Rejecting a proposal recommending admissibility of evidence
in terrorism cases recorded through a confessional statement before a supervisory police officer, the moot, however, suggested that where 'witnesses may be vulnerable, mechanisms be developed to ensure recording of evidence promptly and concealment of the identity of witnesses, if necessary.
He added: There are also new developments in the law and special techniques applied in investigations such as use of electronic devices, surveillance and undercover operations in gathering evidence, which the courts need to embrace in considering admissibility of evidence
.The CJ called for concerted efforts from various state agencies in the war against corruption in public and private sectors, saying the vice poses serious threats to the social and economic well-being of ordinary citizens.
At the end of that hearing, the judge had indicated her decision on the admissibility of evidence
would go in favour of admitting some material and excluding some affidavits, which she said did not pertain to the prima facie case of fraud.
Meanwhile, Chief Magistrate of the court, Emma Arbuthnot indicated she was "content on admissibility of evidence
provided by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)."
More importantly, the court was concerned that promulgation of a formal code of evidence rules would tend to restrict the development of common law principles pertaining to the admissibility of evidence
. At the same time, the court acknowledged that the proposed rules have substantial value as a comparative standard in the continued and historic role of the courts in developing principles of law relating to evidence.
'The admissibility of evidence
, their evidentiary weight, probative value, and the credibility of witnesses are matters that are best left to be resolved in a full-blown trial,' Calida said.
Calida noted that: "The issues of credibility of a witness and admissibility of evidence
are matters to be scrutinized in great detail during trial proper."
Mutual Admissibility of Evidence
in Criminal Matters in the EU: A Study of Telephone Tapping and House Search
Summary: Lawyers at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon clashed Tuesday over the admissibility of evidence
used by the prosecution for "political background."
For instance, Ohio [OAC 4757-11-04 (N) Hearing procedures; Evidence] provides that the "'Ohio rules of evidence' may be taken into consideration by the board or its attorney hearing examiner in determining the admissibility of evidence
, but shall not be controlling."
The manual delves into all the pieces of a complete jury trial including motions in limine, jury selection techniques, admissibility of evidence
, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, jury instructions, and closing arguments.