Relevancy and Admissibility

Relevancy and Admissibility: The basic principle governing admissibility is that a piece of evidence is admissible if it is relevant but it is inadmissible if it is not relevant. So, it is only evidence of relevant facts which is admissible in evidence. See Section 1 of the Evidence Act, 2011.By this section, evidence may be… Continue reading Relevancy and Admissibility

Evidence of Good Character

Evidence of Good Character: By virtue of the provision of section 81 of the Act, in criminal proceedings, the fact that the person accused is of good character is relevant, and we may add, ipso facto, admissible. Evidence of good character of an accused may be given either by the accused himself, or elicited from… Continue reading Evidence of Good Character

Character Evidence

Generally, under our law of evidence, the general rule is that the character of a party is irrelevant in both civil and criminal proceedings except as provided by the Evidence Act. The exclusion of character evidence is predicated on its prejudicial nature. In other words, exclusion of character evidence is meant to guard against an… Continue reading Character Evidence