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Oral proceedings
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The principle of oral proceedings is today a recognized element of legal proceedings under the rule of law and as such enshrined in statutes governing the constitution of the judiciary and laws regulating criminal proceedings and civil procedure. Complementing the principle of the publicity of judicial proceedings (Publicity, principle of), oral proceedings were intended to guarantee the transparency of the process whereby the judge reached his verdict, to reinforce confidence in the administration of justice, and thus simultaneously to contr…

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Keiser, Thorsten, “Oral proceedings”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_SIM_024329>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20200721



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