KudoZ home » English to German » Law (general)

to stand as the evidence in chief of the witness at trial

German translation: s. u.

Advertisement

Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
08:55 Apr 5, 2007
English to German translations [PRO]
Law/Patents - Law (general) / Gerichtsbeschluss
English term or phrase: to stand as the evidence in chief of the witness at trial
Bin etwas unter Zeitdruck und möchte wissen, ob ich den folgenden Satz richtig interpretiert habe.

"Unless otherwise ordered, witness statements are to stand as the evidence in chief of the witness at trial."

Hier mein Versuch:
Soweit nicht etwas anderes angeordnet wurde, müssen Zeugenaussagen als Beweiserbringung des Zeugen vor Gericht erbracht werden.
Kristina Wolf
Australia
Local time: 16:02
German translation:s. u.
Explanation:
Soweit nichts anderes angeordert/verfügt wurde, sind Zeugenaussagen Aussagen, die ein Zeuge bei Befragung durch die benennende Partei während der Verhandlung gemacht hat.

Bin mir nicht sicher, ob ich 'to stand' korrekt interpretiert habe, aber ich glaube, das steht hier nur für 'ist' bzw. 'gilt als'.

Examination in chief ist die Befragung eines Zeugen durch die benennende Partei und 'evidence in chief' dann entsprechend die Aussage des betreffenden Zeugen bei der Befragung.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr (2007-04-05 10:38:10 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Evidence in chief – The evidence which a witness gives in response to examination on behalf of the party who has brought the person forward as a witness (see examination in chief). Once evidence in chief has been completed, the witness is normally made available for cross-examination by the other party or parties to the proceedings. Under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 it is possible for a video recording to be used as a witness’s evidence in chief even where he or she is not available for cross-examination, provided that the parties to the proceedings have agreed that cross-examination is not necessary or where a Special Measures direction provides for the witness’s evidence on cross-examination to be given otherwise than by testimony in court.

http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/bestevidencev...
Selected response from:

Michaela Sommer
Local time: 08:02
Grading comment
Danke vielmals!
4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer

Advertisement


Summary of answers provided
3s. u.
Michaela Sommer


  

Answers


1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
s. u.


Explanation:
Soweit nichts anderes angeordert/verfügt wurde, sind Zeugenaussagen Aussagen, die ein Zeuge bei Befragung durch die benennende Partei während der Verhandlung gemacht hat.

Bin mir nicht sicher, ob ich 'to stand' korrekt interpretiert habe, aber ich glaube, das steht hier nur für 'ist' bzw. 'gilt als'.

Examination in chief ist die Befragung eines Zeugen durch die benennende Partei und 'evidence in chief' dann entsprechend die Aussage des betreffenden Zeugen bei der Befragung.

--------------------------------------------------
Note added at 1 hr (2007-04-05 10:38:10 GMT)
--------------------------------------------------

Evidence in chief – The evidence which a witness gives in response to examination on behalf of the party who has brought the person forward as a witness (see examination in chief). Once evidence in chief has been completed, the witness is normally made available for cross-examination by the other party or parties to the proceedings. Under the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 it is possible for a video recording to be used as a witness’s evidence in chief even where he or she is not available for cross-examination, provided that the parties to the proceedings have agreed that cross-examination is not necessary or where a Special Measures direction provides for the witness’s evidence on cross-examination to be given otherwise than by testimony in court.

http://www.cps.gov.uk/publications/prosecution/bestevidencev...

Michaela Sommer
Local time: 08:02
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in category: 191
10 corroborated select projects
in this pair and field What is ProZ.com Project History(SM)?
Grading comment
Danke vielmals!
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)




Return to KudoZ list


KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.



See also:



Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search