oa De Rebus - Completed cross-examination - a pre-requisite for a fair trial? : feature

Volume 2013, Issue 536
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



A litigant in both civil and criminal law proceedings has a right to cross-examine any witness called by the other side who has been duly sworn.

However, it often happens that trials are protracted and postponed for long periods of time. In some reported cases the witness has died by the time the trial is resumed. Is the evidence of the witness in respect of whom cross-examination has not been completed admissible?

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