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(p. 27) 2. Burden and Standard of Proof 

(p. 27) 2. Burden and Standard of Proof
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(p. 27) 2. Burden and Standard of Proof
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Andrew L-T Choo

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198806844.003.0002
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date: 19 June 2021

Chapter 2 is divided into two parts. The first part is concerned with the manner in which a dispute as to which party bears the burden of proving a particular issue in a trial should be resolved. The question may arise in a criminal trial as to whether it is the prosecution or defence which bears the burden of proving a certain issue, and in a civil trial as to whether it is the claimant or defendant who bears the burden of proving a certain issue. The second part focuses on the standard to which the burden of proving a particular issue requires to be discharged.

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