burden of proof

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burden of proof

n. Law
The duty of presenting a certain amount of evidence in order to meet the legal requirements for establishing the entitlement of the party in a case to the outcome sought.

burden of proof

n
(Law) law the obligation, in criminal cases resting initially on the prosecution, to provide evidence that will convince the court or jury of the truth of one's contention

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n.
the obligation to offer credible evidence in a court of law in support of a contention or accusation.
[1585–95]
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Noun1.burden of proof - the duty of proving a disputed charge
duty, obligation, responsibility - the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr
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That means that the burden is on the claimant to make out the elements of a refugee claim (well-founded fear of persecution on an enumerated ground), according to the standard of proof (reasonable chance) that we think appropriate.
The issue of the standard of proof applicable to the establishment of state responsibility for genocide had been crucial in 2007 when the Court adopted its judgment in the genocide case between Bosnia and Serbia.
Activists want to lower the standard of proof for intellectual disability in death penalty cases.
Almost incredible is that no one has ever formulated an adequate model for applying the standard of proof.
Our criminal justice system quite rightly demands a high standard of proof and we acknowledge today's verdict from the jury.
The answer might be 'yes,' if the standard of proof is merely a preponderance of the evidence," Cahill is quoted as saying, "but 'no' if the standard of proof is beyond a reasonable doubt.
Civil cases generally require a lower standard of proof than criminal cases.
The standard of proof applied by the courts is extremely high and the defendant has the opportunity to defend his actions.
But the hearing at Belfast Magistrates Court was adjourned after lawyers raised preliminary issues about the standard of proof required.
When a Tribunal is dealing with someone's livelihood, sanctions of that magnitude in my view, certainly require a standard of proof that is more than on the balance of probabilities and again I was not satisfied that an onus requiring a standard of proof at that higher level, had been discharged," he explained.
He said: "In my view, and to the criminal standard of proof, I am satisfied that whatever the state of mind of the perpetrator of the act that caused Summer's ultimately fatal injury, it would have been obvious to that perpetrator that Summer was being subjected to forces far in excess of anything she might have been expected to withstand.

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