Corroboration: Rules and Discretion in the Search for Truth

34 Pages Posted: 27 Jul 2004  

Michael Hor

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law

Abstract

It is easy to think of the corroboration rules as a thing of the past - something which in a few years will no longer plague the law of evidence. Yet we must not forget the apparently intractable problem which they were designed to deal with - that of oath against oath, one person's word against another. Both historically and presently, the law has had to struggle with a choice between a regime of rules or a system of discretion; and the result is a fascinating compound of rule and discretion.

Suggested Citation

Hor, Michael, Corroboration: Rules and Discretion in the Search for Truth. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, pp. 509-542, 2000. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=552542

Michael Hor

The University of Hong Kong - Faculty of Law ( email )

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