The obligation on one legal party to prove their case in court. In a criminal trial, this obligation is on the prosecution. The standard of proof is beyond reasonable doubt. In a civil trial, the plaintiff has the burden of proof, and they must prove their claim on the balance of probabilities. The burden of proof is also called the onus of proof.
Fitzroy Legal Service joins in calls from Aboriginal, legal, and human rights organisations for the urgent reform of Victoria’s bail laws.
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