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Videovernehmung kindlicher Zeugen - zur Praxis des Zeugenschutzgesetzes

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ISBN: 9783938616833 Year: DOI: 10.17875/gup2007-167 Language: German
Publisher: Universitätsverlag Göttingen
Subject: Law
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The author examines the practice of video interrogation for children witnesses. Starting point for their empirical investigation is the question of whether the law reform is not only meant well, but can be implemented practically. Here the author builds on the regulations of the 1998 established law for witness protection, to its feasibility in terms of the intended effective protection of victims, particularly the avoidance of so-called secondary victimization (trauma), experts from the federal state of Lower Saxony - prosecutors, police and courts - report by their own experiencees. In five selected district courts of Lower Saxony, the author has also conducted an extensive document analysis on the use of video testimony, and concluded that the video technology in criminal proceedings is used rarely. In specific reform proposals „de lege ferenda“ also the recent regulations of the Law Reform Act of 2003 victims are included in the evaluative study.

Evidence in Civil Law - Poland

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Book Series: Law & Society ISBN: 9789616842549 Year: Pages: 50 DOI: 10.4335/978-961-6842-54-9 Language: English
Publisher: Institute for Local Self-Government and Public Procurement Maribor
Subject: Political Science
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The text presents legal issues concerning evidence and evidence taking in Polish civil proceedings. General principles of Polish civil proceedings are discussed, as well as the principles concerning evidence. The evolution of Polish proceedings is obvious: it is getting more and more formal. The provisions about preclusion are presented in this context and the contradictory model of the proceedings is expressed strongly. There are some doubts if the evolution of Polish Code of Civil Proceedings goes in right direction. The problem of possible adoption of pre-trial regulations is also mentioned.

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