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Chapter Five. Proof

14.01.1999. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-1/1999 The judgment is set aside on the ground that the defendant is not given the final word. Such a violation of the criminal procedure law necessarily results in the setting aside of the sentence; The court's decision to reject an application for bias should be reasoned; According to the first paragraph of Article 52 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, a witness may be examined as a victim

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23.12.1998. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-386/1998 Under Article 51 of the Latvian Criminal Procedure Code, the assessment and examination of evidence applies to the facts of the evidence as well as to the means (sources) of the evidence. In any event, the probative value of a fact which is relevant to the case depends on the credibility of the source from which it is derived (in a particular case, whether the victim, by reason of her mental state is capable of rightly perceive facts relevant in the case and is able to testify about them)

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18.12.1997. Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-344/1997 In accordance with the provisions of Section 51 of the Latvian Code of Criminal Procedure, no evidence, including the testimony of an eyewitness, has a predetermined force that would bind the court

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13.03.1997. Assignment Hearing Decision of the Department of Criminal Cases, case No SKK-96/1997 A victim or witness who, due to his or her physical or mental disabilities, is unable to properly perceive and testify to the circumstances relevant to the case may not be summoned and interrogated at the hearing

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