Exceptions to Hearsay rule

Exceptions to Hearsay rule: The exceptions recognized under the Act are provided in Section 39 to 50 as follows: Statements by deceased persons Evidence of a witness in former proceedings; Statements made in special circumstances; Evidence of traditional communal history in land matters; Statements in public documents; Evidence admissible under Section 91 of the Act;… Continue reading Exceptions to Hearsay rule

Hearsay Evidence

As a general rule, hearsay evidence is inadmissible under the common law, to establish any fact in court. Hearsay evidence refers to evidence or statement of a witness in court which is a repetition of what some other person had told him. See Section 38 of the Evidence Act which provides that: Hearsay evidence is… Continue reading Hearsay Evidence