Evidence in Civil Law - Portugal
João Mimoso, Maria
Meeireles, Vitor Hugo
The following text deals with the general principles and legal rules regarding evidence and evidence taking in the Portuguese legal system. Based on the rules foreseen in legal texts, as well as court decisions and national literature, the authors approach the general theory behind the current rules and notions in force while also referencing the specifications of the means of proof in use in legal practice.
Keywordscivil procedure; burden of proof; expert witnessess; unlawful evidence; probative value; means of evidence; witnessess; parties; taking of evidence; Defendant; Law of Portugal; Letters rogatory; Plaintiff; Politics of Portugal; Relevance (law)
Publication date and place2015
SeriesLaw & Society,
Political structure & processes