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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Forms of Evidence

Margherita Melillo

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 January 2022

Subject(s):
Admissibility of evidence — Expert evidence — Production of documents — Standard of proof — Witnesses — International courts and tribunals, powers

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 The importance of evidence in legal proceedings can hardly be overestimated. Any lawyer knows that to win a case, good arguments are important but good evidence is crucial. However, in legal scholarship, evidence is a difficult topic to tackle, for it requires lawyers to abandon pure legal discussions to engage with manifold scientific and technical considerations. 2 The same holds true for international law. The literature on the role of evidence in international legal proceedings is slowly growing, in parallel with the expansion of the scholarship on...
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