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Law of Evidence - Assignment

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Law of Evidence
Table of ContentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................1Task 1...............................................................................................................................................1P1.1 Relevancy of evidence........................................................................................................1P1.2 confession and confessions.................................................................................................2Task 2...............................................................................................................................................3P2.1 Classification of evidence...................................................................................................3Task 3...............................................................................................................................................4P3.1 Procedures that are required for examination of witness....................................................4P3.2 Impeaching the credibility of the witness...........................................................................5Task 4...............................................................................................................................................6P4.1 Burden of proof...................................................................................................................6Conclusion......................................................................................................................................6References........................................................................................................................................7.........................................................................................................................................................8
IntroductionLaw of evidence is a law that has been made by Sri Lankan government to provide therules and consideration that would help the citizens of the country and court rooms while hearingany case. This is also known as rule of evidence that helps in encompassing the rules and thelegal principles which helps in governing the proof of facts while in the legal proceedings. Thislaw helps in determining what evidence should be considered while reaching any judgement.This report is about introduction of the facts that are related to Law of Evidence. This report isused to analyse the competency of an accused and to analyse the difference between the swornevidence and a dock statement. Also this would include the admissibility of hearsay evidence inthe court would be discussed. At last the exception to burden of proof would be analysed.Task 1P1.1 Relevancy of evidenceEvidence is a terms of facts that is given in any suit or proceedings that helps in bringingjudgement for the given case. Evidence includes the statements which are permitted by courts tobe presented before the judge in relation to the case so as to prove the statement provided whilein proceedings (Aronson and Howard, 2013). These may be classified into spoken or writtenevidence. As if the statement are made through by the person himself then it is known as spokenevidence or if this is made by the documented form that has been shown for inspection of courtthen it is called as documentary evidence. The evidence which are relevant means that it has thetendency to ensure that the facts are relevant and if this is not provided then it would result inwrong decision that would be made according to irrelevant evidence. These evidence may alsocontains the evidence which bears upon credibility of witness or hearsay declarant.The relevancy of evidence depends on the fact that it is able to prove it right and exist ason the day of trial. It is seen that evidence may be conferred in any proceedings and in suit butthe existence and non existence of facts is an issue which makes the evidence provided relevantin front of court (Harris, 2012). It is regarded that facts that makes an issue and are relevant tothe case or a transaction is considered to be relevant. Also the evidence that is made in front ofcourt should material which means this should contain the facts that are related to the transactionas whole. The evidence provided should have happen at the same time or place or at another timeor place but it should be connected to the case for being relevant.1
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