Evidence Law

Evidence Law (5)

In both criminal and civil proceedings, the law of evidence has a number of purposes. However, due to the different nature of civil and criminal cases, the rules applicable on them may be different. The civil case is one instituted by individual for the purpose of securing redress for a…
The development of the Ethiopian evidence rule is traced back to the ancient days Fitha-Negest, the document which governs the spiritual and secular life the society before the enactments of modern codes. The document contains many provisions dealing about proof and means of proof, for instance it stressed the importance…
There are two major legal systems (legal traditions) in the world.   They are (1) The Anglo - American (or the common law legal system). And (2) The continental or the civil law legal system.   Is there a difference between the two legal systems regarding evidence rules? Some argues…
Is the need for evidence recent development? No, it is not. It is possible to imagine that the need for evidence can be traced back to a time when people started to settle disputes before third parties. You can imagine how people settle disputes before elders of a certain locality.…
1. Evidence Law defined What is evidence law? Before dealing with “evidence law”, it is important to discuss about the concept of “evidence” in general since evidence and law of evidence are two different things. The word “ evidence” is originated from a Latin term “evidentia” which means to show clearly,…