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Part VI Selected Legal and Procedural Issues of International Adjudication, Ch.39 Evidence, Fact-Finding, and Experts

Anna Riddell

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Adjudication

Edited By: Cesare P R Romano, Karen Alter, Yuval Shany

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 October 2020

Production of documents — Expert evidence — Burden of proof — Admissibility of evidence — Standard of proof
The capacity of any adjudicative body to deliver a comprehensive and durable resolution to a case relies not only on that body’s ability to know and understand the relevant principles of law, but also on its capacity to ground the application of those principles on a reasonable and reliable account of the factual situation giving rise to the case. Different legal systems adopt different approaches to fulfill this essential aspect of the judicial function. For instance, the two main legal families—the common law and the civil law—differ as to how they approach...
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